“Courage to Remember” Holocaust Exhibit to Open Monday at Central Library

posted: July 7th, 2013 05:57 am | 0No Comments

A Holocaust survivor will introduce a traveling exhibit called “The Courage to Remember” at 10 a.m. Monday at the Central Library, according to a library release.

The exhibit, produced by the Museum of Tolerance, the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, will run through July 29.

The opening ceremony will include a presentation by Jack Pariser, 84, of Laguna Beach, who escaped from a Polish jail when he was 13 years old. Pariser hid with his parents and older sister and survived the Nazi slaughter of his village in 1942, the library statement said.

The exhibit features more than 200 photographs that offer “unique insight into the Holocaust,” the statement said.

“The 40-panel visual narrative traces the history of events in 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.”

The exhibit was assembled more than 20 years ago to encourage tolerance, hope, courage and change, and more than 2 million visitors in 75 locations and 16 countries have viewed the exhibit.

The library is located at 1000 Avocado Ave.

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