Reagan Library’s Auschwitz exhibit extended into January

An Auschwitz concentration camp exhibit that had been set to end in August will continue showing until Jan. 28 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley

The exhibit, “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away,” opened in March and had been set to close Aug. 13. Leaders of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute said demand that has brought more than 130,000 people to the Holocaust exhibit triggered the extended showing. 

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 “As visitors educate themselves about one of the most sinister times in human history, we have seen people around the globe touched, many moved to tears, by the powerful stories the exhibition tells,” foundation CEO David Trulio said in a news release. “It is more important than ever that people learn from the exhibition and never forget the suffering people endured so that we can ensure history never repeats itself.”


The traveling exhibit making its first and only West Coast stop features more than 700 Holocaust artifacts, many once owned by victims of Auschwitz, the largest and most lethal Nazi concentration camp. An estimated 1 million Jews died there. The exhibit was co-produced by the Spanish company Musealia and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For more about the exhibit and tickets, go to