Holocaust exhibit at Edison High

HOLOCAUST EXHIBIT to open at Edison High in Huntington Beach on Tuesday (Courage to Remember photo).

As acts of intolerance, Anti-Semitism and bullying continue to afflict our neighborhoods and society, many are left wondering, how can we best combat these dangerous trends of hatred?

The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s “The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945” traveling exhibit strives to address this issue at its core, empowering people to educate themselves, learn from history and speak out against injustice as it comes to Edison High School in Huntington Beach from Nov. 13-29, 2018.

The exhibit will commence with an opening ceremony on Nov. 13, 9 a.m. at:
 Edison High School , 21400 Magnolia St.
 Huntington Beach.

“Ignorance and racism have no place in society today. When particular groups are targeted by hate, we are all at risk,” Edison High School Principal Jennifer Graves said. “’The Courage to Remember’ Holocaust exhibit helps our students learn these important lessons from a tragic episode of the 20th century.”

“Two decades after we first designed this exhibit, its lesson is still vital to peace at home and abroad,” added Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. “Its timeless messages reflect the words of Simon Wiesenthal: ‘Hope lives when people remember.'”

“The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945” 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 displayed in over 16 countries over the past 20 years, in addition to a successful tour throughout California and the Southeast. More than two million people have seen the exhibit in California alone.

The exhibit utilizes augmented reality technology through its Be Tolerant educational app and features more than 200 exclusive photographs and video interviews that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. This learning tool offers a compelling 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.

Huntington Beach Police Chief Robert Handy added, “This exhibit on the Shoah is a critical tool for helping today’s youth learn the difficult lessons of how hate can rip apart neighborhoods. We are encouraged that visitors here will take to heart its teachings and help build bridges among different communities.”

“‘The Courage to Remember’ empowers young and old to learn from history, confront bigotry and fight for justice. This exhibit is not a luxury, it is a necessity in all communities,” said Dr. Alfred Balitzer, Chairman of the Foundation for California.


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