In the Shadow of the Swastika: Hermann Wygoda

This exhibit chronicles the life of Hermann Wygoda, a Polish Jew whose mother, brother and son were murdered in the gas chambers of Nazi death camps and who, himself, ended up commanding an Italian partisan unit.

The exhibit includes the original journal kept by Wygoda to document his exploits in the mountains of northern Italy after fleeing from the Germans. Other artifacts include the bronze star Wygoda received from American Gen. Mark Clark in June 1946; a uniform worn by partisan Lelio Speranza; numerous documents and photographs; and a tattered flag carried by one of the Italian partisan units and bearing the insignia “C.V.L.” in Italian for “Volunteer Liberation Corps.”

July 15, 2005 - October 15, 2005

Central Gallery

M: Closed
T-W: 10 am to 5 pm
Th: 10 am to 8 pm
F-Sa: 10 am to 5 pm
Su: Noon to 5 pm