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“The Courage to Remember” Holocaust exhibit opens Aug. 28, 2012 at University of the Pacific

Aug 21, 2012

Because violence against racial, ethnic and religious minorities continues to mar civil society, the Foundation for California presents a unique traveling exhibit of Holocaust education.

"The Courage to Remember" Holocaust exhibit will open on Aug. 28th at University of the Pacific - Jeannette Powell Art Center's Reynolds Gallery, 1071 Mendocino Ave., Stockton.

"The Courage to Remember" exhibit is free and open to the public, Monday- Friday, 9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m., through Sept. 21st.  A special reception will be held on Sept. 12th at 6:30 pm. 

"We are delighted and honored to open 'The Courage to Remember' at University of the Pacific," said Dr. Merrill Schleier, Professor of Art and Architectural History at University of the Pacific.  "The lesson of the Holocaust ties together the past to the present, teaching the dangerous and destructive impacts of ignorance, hate and intolerance."

The traveling exhibit is based on the internationally acclaimed "Courage to Remember" Holocaust exhibit of the Museum of Tolerance, the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.  The Foundation for California first made the traveling exhibit available to California communities in 1991.  Two decades later its message is still relevant.  "The timeless message of 'never forget' provides a link between generations, using history to empower each generation to resist ignorance and stand up for what is right," stated Rodney Wilson, a member of the Foundation's Board.

Two identical versions of this exhibit is currently traveling throughout California, appearing in libraries, schools, community centers and in other public venues as a result of a grant to the Foundation by SNCF. 

"Two decades after we designed this exhibit, its lesson is still vital to peace at home and abroad," stated Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.

"The Courage to Remember" exhibit will be on display at University of the Pacific - Jeannette Powell Art Center's Reynolds Gallery, Aug. 28th through Sept. 21st