Union Station brings never before seen Auschwitz exhibit for the summer

Averyl Crouse, Reporter

Not long ago. Not far away. This is the name of an exhibit about the Auschwitz concentration camp that is coming to Union Station in Kansas City. This groundbreaking exhibition promises to be an impactful reminder of the horrible and inhumane things that occurred at the concentration camp.

Starting June 14 visitors will be able to view more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs that have been collected from more than 20 different museums all around the world.

This is the first time that a touring exhibition about Auschwitz will be available in the United States. Viewers will be able to learn about Nazi ideology, the history of the camp and the town that came before it, and see artifacts that have never been seen by the public before.

Throughout the exhibit’s run, Union Station is partnering with the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education to host different events and programming.

Union Station President and CEO George Guastello stated in a press release, “Remembering the largest genocide perpetrated in the 20th century is imperative for the education of our future generations. We must never forget.”

Opening day for the exhibit is June 14. General admission tickets are now available starting at $17.50 for those 22 and under and $23.50 for those 23 and older. They can be purchased online at Union Station ticketing.