Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. has extended its run through January after massive support from thousands of visitors. You can see the exhibition at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley.
Featuring more than 700 original artifacts from one of the darkest times in human history, Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. is a moving tribute to those lost in the infamous concentration camp.
The exhibition focuses on the artifacts borrowed from 20+ institutions and museums all over the world. Among these institutions is the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, located on the site of the concentration camp itself.
As one visitor put it: “I thought I understood, but no lesson on history, no podcast, and no novel can prepare you for the impact and power these artifacts…these atrocities…these stories…. behold.”
Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. is a traveling exhibition that has been attended by people from all over the world. And after a virtually sold-out summer, it has become one of the most-visited exhibitions The Reagan Library has ever seen.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s CEO, David Trulio said of the high turnout, “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.”
Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. includes an audio tour and takes roughly 2-3 hours to complete. Please note that the exhibition is not recommended for children under the age of 12.
The limited-time experience has been extended through January, but will not return to the West Coast once it closes. So be sure to catch this important look into our past while it’s in Simi Valley.
📍 Reagan Museum and Air Force One Pavilion (40 Presidential Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065)
📅 Open daily 10 am – 5 pm.