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New Mexico Foundation for Human Rights Projects

"Choices" Exhibit: Rio Grande High School

April 18-April 22, 2005

Docent takes group on tour at evening event

Rio Grande's exhibit had some unique features.  A stack of shoes, similar to museum displays of Holocaust survivor shoes, as well as signs annotating the display, greeted visitors as they entered the theater area.  Art and photography students the previous week had drawn and taken pictures of three local Holocaust survivors who visited their school, and these, too were displayed.  An evening event allowed parents and neighbors to view the exhibit.  The Albuquerque Journal featured the school's exhibit in their West Side edition.

Teacher Michele Lockhart-Henry views the shoe display

Rudi Florian explains to docents and visitors his role as a child in Germany during WWII

The NMFHRP truck prepares to transport the exhibit from Rio Grande

Rio Grande teachers set up exhibit

The exhibit also featured Holocaust survivor drawings and photos done by students

Docent takes Rio Grande students through the exhibit on the last day

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