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The Courage to Remember:  The Holocaust 1933-1945

 

The Birmingham Public Library will host an exhibit entitled “The Courage to Remember” on the first floor of the Central Library from February 24 – March 31. This series of posters is both a tribute and a warning:  a tribute to the six million Jews and millions of others, including Gypsies, Slavs, political dissenters, homosexuals, and prisoners of war, who were murdered by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945; and a warning that the root causes of the Holocaust persist.

 

Racial hatred, economic crises, human psychological and moral flaws, the complacency or complicity of ordinary individuals in the persecution of their neighbors are still ominously common.  Remembrance, vigilance and moral commitment are required if the lives of the victims of the Holocaust are to have an enduring meaning.

 

This unique panel series from the Simon Wiesenthal Center is a visual narrative offering new insights into the Holocaust.  Originally created for the 50th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the exhibit consists of 40 color panels with over 200 original photos.  It covers the basic history and facts of the Holocaust in a highly personalized and sensitive manner. 

 

This exhibit is donated by the Temple Emanu-El Odess Lectureship Trust.

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