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Immokalee students restore Holocaust artifact

January 28, 2016 | WinkNews.com

IMMOKALEE, Fla. – An important piece of Holocaust history is being restored by students at Immokalee Technical College.

A box car from Germany was created in 1919 and probably used for the sinister goals of Nazis, said Executive Director of the Holocaust Museum, Amy Snyder.

“We know it is the type of car that was used to deport people to the camps but we don’t have a specific piece of paper that it definitely did,” Snyder said. “But we know it’s the type that’s iconic of what was used during World War II.”

Students have stripped down the car and working to replace the wood. Their restoration efforts have produced intimate encounters with the artifact, one student said.

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