Photo exhibit tells story of Holocaust survivors
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Springfield, IL

For retired Judge Sidney M. Cooley, no legal decision he has ever made packed more poetic justice than one he made as an Army officer in Germany in the days following World War II.

For scores of Jews who survived the horrors of Nazi concentration camps, his decision was their salvation.

Using personal photographs taken by Cooley, the story of those months in 1945 and 1946 is chronicled in a new free exhibit at Springfield’s Hatikvah Holocaust Education Center.