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November 2015
Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University

"Whoever Saves a Single Life" showcases some of those rare but exceedingly important instances where people fought to safeguard their Jewish fellow citizens during the Holocaust. In a time of overwhelming death and destruction, rescuers did not stand by silently. They chose another way, and their bravery offers us a glimmer of hope.

This exhibit is presented courtesy of The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR), which provides monthly financial support to aged and needy non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust and preserves their legacy through its national Holocaust education program. The JFR is grateful to the Conference on Jewish Materials Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference ) for its generous support of this exhibit.



Book signing and presentation by author and artist, Soulaf Abas, to support Syrian refugee children in Jordan.

Friday, December 11, 2015
6:00-8:00 p.m.
CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center

1532 South Third Street Terre Haute, IN

Soulaf Abas was born and raised in Damascas, Syria. She is an artist and art educator at Indiana State University. Me and You documents an exchange of letters and artwork between children at Ryves Hall in Terre Haute, Indiana, and Syrian refugee children in Amman, Jordan. The book embodies pure joy and hope and demonstrates how children on the opposite sides of the world can reach out and make a difference when diplomats fail to do so. They create hope where politics create chaos. They make friends when war only makes enemies.

Me and You is part of an initiative called Seen for Syria, an art therapy/education program developed for the Syrian refugee children in Jordan. The cost of the book is $40. All proceeds go to the Syrian children who participated in the creation of the book.

The event is made possible by McLean High School of Terre Haute, Arts Illiana, CANDLES Holocaust
Museum and Education Center, The Indiana Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The
Center for Community Engagement at Indiana State University.

For more information, please contact Dorothy Chambers at or at 812-234-7881, or Matt Christjansen at




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