University of Alabama

Hillel Student Organization

Darkness into Life: Alabama Holocaust Survivors through Photography and Art

Visitors view the Holocaust Exhibit at the Tuscaloosa Public Library

On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, the opening reception was held for the Darkness into Life: Alabama Holocaust Survivors through Photography and Art exhibit at the Tuscaloosa Public Library. The opening reception was dedicated to Stan Bloom for his involvement in the liberation of the camps as well as his leadership in raising funds for the Tuscaloosa Public Library.

The Bloom Hillel Student Center was pleased to partner with The Birmingham Holocaust Education Center and the Tuscaloosa Public Library to present this powerful exhibit. The collection will be on display at the Main library beginning Tuesday, October 1, 2013 through Sunday, October 27, 2013.

“Through the stories of these Alabama Holocaust survivors, we hope to impart this history, as well as a richer understanding of its impact on these individuals and their families, to a larger audience. View their pictures. Read their stories. Allow this exhibition to move you.”

– Becky Seitel, Photographer, and Mitzi J. Levin, Artist Darkness into Life

The Main library is located at 1801 Jack Warner Parkway in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Darkness into Life can be viewed during regular business hours.  Contact Pamela Williamson for exhibit or programming information at 205-345-5820 or visit the Tuscaloosa Public Library website at This exhibit was created for educational purposes. We encourage school and special group tours. For more media information, please contact Vince Bellofatto at 205-345-5820.