Hate Ends Now Cattle Car exhibit coming to MHS

Hate Ends Now will begin a campaign at nine different sites in the region that will feature a replica cattle car, which was used as a method of transporting Jews and other minority groups to concentration camps during the Holocaust. Photo by Hate Ends Now

The Hate Ends Now campaign will be bringing a World War ll-era replica cattle car exhibit to Marblehead High School, as well as other schools and sites along the North Shore.

The exhibit will come to Marblehead High School from May 8 to May 11 before wrapping up at Swampscott High School from May 15 to May 18. 

The exhibit will make its first trip on April 20 to Salem State University and will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. From April 24 to April 25, it will be visiting Harvard University before packing up and moving to St. John’s Prep in Danvers from May 3 to May 4. 

The Cattle Car exhibit is a 360-degree multimedia exhibit that teaches students and others about the method of transportation used to ship Jewish people and other marginalized groups to concentration camps during the Holocaust. The exhibit also aims to inspire others to end hate crimes.

Hate Ends Now is a collaboration between ShadowLight and NCSY that aims to combat hatred by  people on the Holocaust, as well as all forms of bigotry.

“We are committed to encouraging people to reflect on the depths of evil while inspiring thoughtful conversations about genocide and indifference as they participate in The Cattle Car exhibit,” reads the mission statement on the Hate Ends Now website.