Historic World War II rail car on display at Valley college

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CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Chandler-Gilbert Community College is connecting students to important history with a Holocaust-era rail car display at their Pecos Campus.

The rail car from Macedonia is 11 tons, 33 feet long, and was the kind of car that Nazi Germany used to transport Holocaust victims to labor and death camps during World War II.

The display gives students the opportunity to experience the history of genocide and human experience in a tangible way. The exhibit includes voice recordings and other forms of media to create an engaging trip to the past.

This is the first time that the rail car has been on display at an Arizona college, and the exhibit is open to the public.

In addition to the rail car, attendees can also view the "Then They Came for Us: A revolutionary Exhibit," which includes photos from the Holocaust, the Civil Rights Movement and the treatment of Blacks in Europe. The exhibit is on display at the college library until April 3.

The rail car exhibit will be at the college until 2 p.m. today, April 1.

Pecos Campus
2626 E. Pecos Rd., Chandler, AZ 85225