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Published on Feb 10, 2012
On the heels of more than 20 years of international acclaim and a celebrated statewide tour through California, the Simon Wiesenthal Center's The Courage to Remember traveling Holocaust exhibit is finding a home at Modesto's Vintage Faire Mall.
The exhibit, which is always free of charge and open to the public, has garnered more than 2 million visitors at more than 75 locations in 15 countries since its inception, making it the most widely attended traveling exhibition on Holocaust education and remembrance.
Created by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the educational arm of the Museum of Tolerance, The Courage to Remember is a tribute to the millions of Jews and other individuals who suffered at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust, as well as an important lesson that strengthens future generations against all forms of discrimination, racism, anti-Semitism, and hatred of others.
The exhibit features more than 200 exclusive photographs that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world, offering amazing 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.
"Two decades after we first designed this exhibit, its lesson is still vital to peace at home and abroad," said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. "'Never forget' is a timeless message that educates and links people worldwide."
When The Courage to Remember debuted in Modesto on February 9, it marked the first time in the exhibition's storied history that it went on display at a shopping mall. The opening ceremony event for The Courage to Remember: the Holocaust 1933-1945 was held at 4 p.m. on February 9, 2012 in the Vintage Faire Mall's Center Court (3401 Dale Road), and featured local dignitaries and supporters of Holocaust education and remembrance.
Modesto News .org was there to capture the event on film and to bring you these interviews.
The Courage to Remember: the Holocaust 1933-1945 will be hosted at Modesto's Vintage Faire Mall in the Center Court through February 20. The one-of-a-kind exhibit is open to the public and free of charge from Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information on The Courage to Remember, its partners, and schedule, please visit www.couragetoremember.com Modesto News .org is your number one source for all things video news in Modesto, California from breaking action news, to celebrity interviews, to community based features like this.