‘The Courage to Remember’ traveling Holocaust exhibit debuts in Orlando
Orlando Welcomes the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s World-Renowned “Courage to Remember” Holocaust Exhibit with Opening Ceremony, October 11th.
As the state of Florida continues to reel from the death of Trayvon Martin, as well as a reported increase in anti-Semitic vandalism, harassment and bullying in South Florida’s neighborhoods, schools, and Jewish institutions, many are left wondering, how can we best combat the dangerous impact of discrimination and hatred?
The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s “The Courage to Remember: the Holocaust 1933-1945” traveling exhibit strives for just that, empowering generations to resist ignorance and fight discrimination, as it comes to Orlando from October 11-19, with a special opening ceremony on Thursday, October 11.
WHAT: Opening ceremony for “The Courage to Remember: the Holocaust 1933-1945”, cosponsored by the Orlando Police Department. “The Courage to Remember” exhibit features more than 200 exclusive photographs that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world, offering powerful insight into the Holocaust through four distinct themes: Nazi Germany, 1933-1938; Moving Toward the “Final Solution,” 1939-1941; Annihilation in Nazi-occupied Europe, 1941-1945; and Liberation, Building New Lives.
Following the opening ceremony, the exhibit will be on display at Valencia College East Campus through October 19, free and open to the public.
WHEN: Thursday, October 11 at 4 p.m.
WHERE: The Atrium (adjacent to the Black Box Theater), Valencia College East Campus, Building 3 (701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825)
WHO: All are invited to attend the free opening ceremony! The event will feature inspirational guest speakers, Holocaust survivors, local officials, and representatives from the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Foundation for California.
“The lessons of the Holocaust tie together past and present generations, teaching the dangerous impact of bigotry and hatred, as well as inspiring hope and new generations of forward-thinkers. In diverse communities like Orlando, the Courage to Remember exhibit is not a luxury, it is a necessity,” said Dr. Alfred Balitzer, chairman of the Foundation for California.
“The Courage to Remember” traveling exhibit, produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance, presented by the Foundation for California, and made possible by a grant from SNCF, has celebrated 20 years of international acclaim and a highly successful tour throughout California and Florida. More than 400,000 people have seen the exhibit since the tour began in September 2011.
For more information on “The Courage to Remember,” its partners and schedule, and to see photos and videos from opening events, please visit www.couragetoremember.com, find the exhibit on Facebook, or follow twitter.com/courageremember.