Holocaust survivor Max Glauben pictured at TCU event.
Kyle Orth, TCU Hillel President, said this year's event was a success, with 170 attending a featured presentation by Holocaust survivor, Max Glauben. The TCU student group organizes the museum to honor victims of the Holocaust.
"You would probably be surprised at how many incoming students have never even heard of the Holocaust," Orth said. "For those who have heard, we aren't attempting to tell them anything new; we just don't want to forget what happened and grow complacent. When we forget about the evils in history, they are most certainly doomed to repeat themselves."
Orth said Anti-Semitism (and racial violence at large) is on the rise today, and from the looks of events in the Middle East, Europe, and the rest of the world, tremors of disaster can already be heard.
"We college students are the next generation; if (G-d forbid) the atrocities of the Holocaust ever threatened to happen again, we would be the ones to stand in the gap. That's why it's so important to us," Orth said.