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Attendance at Auschwitz exhibit at Union Station breaks record

A record 150,000+ tickets have been sold to the Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. exhibition at Union Station in Kansas City.

“When we started planning this exhibition nearly six years ago, we knew it would draw guests from the entire region and possibly from across the United States,” said George Guastello, Union Station president and CEO. “The wildcard of the current climate, however, threw in some big unknowns. But guest sentiment and interaction with the exhibition has been record-breaking. And that has prompted us to open additional tickets for the remaining summertime weeks. And with record tickets sold the sooner reservations are made, the better.”

More specifically — and in response to this record interest — station officials announced the release and immediate availability of an additional 6,900 tickets through Labor Day.

Guest sentiment also has set new records for Union Station. Visitors from 48 states have completed post-visit surveys and given their experience a near-perfect rating. Ninety-seven percent said they would recommend the exhibition to a friend or colleague, 96 percent said they learned new and important information regarding the Holocaust and 92 percent strongly believe Holocaust education as presented in this exhibition is vitally important to their community.

Musealia, the Spain-based exhibition producer of the exhibition, also expressed delight in the record embrace and pace for the Auschwitz exhibition.

“The embrace of the Auschwitz exhibition by the Kansas City community and beyond continues to amaze us,” said Luis Ferreiro, exhibition director and Musealia CEO. “The pace of ticket sales is beyond what we experienced in both Madrid and New York, and that’s truly remarkable and humbling. We hope everyone who would like to visit this important exhibition takes the opportunity now to reserve tickets. All indicators are pointing to a sold-out scenario from beginning to end.”

Tickets and additional information can be found at www.unionstation.org.