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Exhibit Highlights Holocaust Hero

More than a thousand names on a famous list gave those Jews a new identity.

"Oskar Schindler is an example that when somebody takes action, the impact can be huge,"said Pam Zenick, member of Temple B'Nai in Amarillo.  

At West Texas A&M University, his actions still speak clearly. A traveling exhibit tells Schindler's story with original documents and pictures from the Holocaust.

"Schindler's story inspires people because it's a story of rescue and redemption, not just a self-less hero who saves others," said Dr. Elizabeth Clark, history professor at WT.

During the Holocaust, Oskar Schindler saved more than a thousand Jews from concentration camps. Congregants at Temple B'nai Israel helped fund part of the exhibit, which they say reflects the strength of their people.

"I think it says we are proud of what we are. And we may be a small, but we are a very strong voice," said Toni Lachman, president of Temple B'Nai. "And we will not stand for, we will not tolerate atrocities again, against other people, against our own people."

The Jewish population in Amarillo has grown since it first appeared in 1898. While they are small in numbers in the Panhandle, their message is still present.

"I hope that it will give them hope that people do make a difference," Lachman said. "That there are people that care."

"We aren't the only ones. It's not just important to us to remember," Zenick said. "It's important that everyone remember."

And this exhibit will help to never forget.

If you want to catch a glimpse of this moment in history, you have until Dec. 10 to visit the exhibition.

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