The University of North Carolina at Asheville

04/08/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/08/2024 07:40

Hate Ends Now Holocaust-Era Cattle Car Exhibit Visits UNC Asheville, April 9-12

April 8, 2024

A powerful exhibit about the Holocaust will be visiting the UNC Asheville campus Tuesday, April 9 through Friday, April 12, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The Hate Ends Now exhibit is a replica of a Holocaust-era cattle car that houses a 20-minute, 360-degree immersive multimedia presentation and includes testimonies of survivors, a brief history of the Holocaust, persecution of various groups by the Nazis, and ends with a message about hope and engagement.

Located at Reed Plaza near the Highsmith Student Union, the four-day exhibit is free to UNC Asheville students, faculty and staff, as well as community members.

Recommended for those who are 13 years and older, the decision is left to parents to determine the readiness and maturity of their child.

According to Sam Kaplan, professor of math and director of the UNC Asheville Center for Jewish Studies, the exhibit is intended to "raise awareness of the Holocaust to combat antisemitism and all forms of hate."

Limited to 25 visitors at a time, the exhibit is wheelchair accessible and a ramp is available upon request. While reservations are not required, groups or those with limited time may make a reservation via SignUpGenius.

Sponsored by the UNC Asheville Center for Jewish Studies, with support from the Lehrer Impact Fund, the exhibit is co-sponsored by the Asheville Jewish Community Center.

If you are visiting campus to see the exhibit, a visitor parking permit is required. This is available at

Additional exhibit information is available at