Auschwitz Exhibition opens at Kansas City's Union Station

by Benjamin Nelson

KANSAS CITY, MO -- "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away", exhibition has officially opened for the public to view at Union Station in Kansas City. The traveling museum is one of the most comprehensive of its kind which is only being featured in two places throughout the United States for the American Public to interact, explore, and learn about the history of the Holocaust and the role that Auschwitz played during one of the most darkest moments in human history. The exhibition will remain open in Kansas City until January 2022 and will return to Europe shortly after. Auschwitz was the largest Nazi death camp and was created to be part of the "Final Solution" which was the plan to murder all European Jews. Over 1 million people were killed at Auschwitz. In January of 1945, prisoners were liberated by the Soviet Red Army.

Statement by Kansas City's Union Station:

"Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." The most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the history of Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust ever presented in North America. Now open at Union Station Kansas City. Union Station is honored to be one of only two U.S. locations hosting this important international exhibition. After leaving Union Station, the exhibition returns to Europe. Tickets have already been secured by people from across 47 States and are selling out quickly. We strongly encourage you to purchase reserved tickets as soon as possible. Conceived by Musealia and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and curated by an international panel of world-renowned experts and scholars, "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away" features twenty galleries with more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs brought together from over 20 institutions and museums around the world. It's story and experience to shake the consciousness of the world and an unparalleled opportunity to confront the singular face of human evil. One that arose not long ago and not far away. The exhibition is presented at Union Station with the support of Bank of America and in partnership with the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education.


Adults $23.50 plus $1.50 fee

Students (Ages 3 to 21) $17.50 plus $1.50 fee

Seniors (Ages 55 and older) $19 plus $1.50 fee

Union Station Members $15 plus $1.50 fee

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The exhibition is recommended for ages 12 and older. Children younger than 12 may attend at their parent's discretion, and children two and younger do not require a ticket. Please note that security restrictions do prohibit strollers, food and drink, and all bags - including diaper bags.


The exhibition runs thru January 2022

Open Monday to Sunday 10am-6pm

Final admission is at 4 pm daily


We recommend allowing at least 2 hours for your visit.

With strict security protocols in place, no strollers or bags of any type can be allowed inside the exhibition. This includes diaper bags, purses, wristlets, and fanny packs. Please plan to attend only with what you can carry in your pockets or openly in your hand. Medical exemptions may be requested, with essential medical supplies carried in a small bag. Wheelchairs are also permitted. Both are subject to security screening. Respectful, non-flash photography will be allowed within the exhibition, provided it is for personal use only. No commercial photography. Selfie sticks and tripods will not be allowed. Cameras should be carried by hand or on a strap. No camera bags are allowed. The Westin at Crown Center is the official hotel partner for the exhibition and is conveniently connected to Union Station by an enclosed walkway. To book a room, visit >>

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