Hate Ends Now cattle car campaign visits communities

Hate Ends Now will begin a campaign at nine different sites in the region that will feature a replica cattle car, which was used to transport Jews and other minority groups to concentration camps during the Holocaust.

From April 20 to May 18, the Hate Ends Now tour will be bringing a World War II-era cattle car replica to two universities and three high schools on the North Shore. 

The Cattle Car exhibit is a 360-degree multimedia exhibit that teaches students and others about the method of transportation used to ship Jewish people and other marginalized groups to concentration camps during the Holocaust. The exhibit also aims to inspire others to end hate crimes.

Starting on April 20, the exhibit will first visit Salem State University, and will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. From April 24 to April 25, it will be visiting Harvard University, before packing up and moving to St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers from May 3 to May 4. The exhibit will then move to Marblehead High School from May 8 to May 11 before wrapping up at Swampscott High School from May 15 to May 18.

Hate Ends Now is a collaboration between ShadowLight and NCSY that aims to combat hatred by  people on the Holocaust, as well as all forms of bigotry.

“We are committed to encouraging people to reflect on the depths of evil while inspiring thoughtful conversations about genocide and indifference as they participate in the Cattle Car exhibit,” reads the mission statement on the Hate Ends Now website. 

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