‘The Courage To Remember’ Opens In Cocoa Beach

By  //  February 11, 2014

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BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – The City of Cocoa Beach welcomed the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s World-Renowned, “The Courage To Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945,” traveling exhibit today.

The City of Cocoa Beach welcomed the Simon Wiesenthal Center's World-Renowned, "The Courage To Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945," traveling exhibit today. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

The City of Cocoa Beach welcomed the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s World-Renowned, “The Courage To Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945,” traveling exhibit today. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

As acts of intolerance continue to afflict society amid reports of anti-Semitic vandalism and bullying in America’s neighborhoods, many are left wondering, how can we best combat these dangerous trends of intolerance and 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 and stand up to discrimination as it opened to the public in a ribbon cutting ceremony today at the Cocoa Beach Country Club.

In attendance today were leaders from the Jewish community in addition to civic, educational, business, government, religious and community figures.  Holocaust survivors provided remarks, presenting an opportunity for everyone present to learn more about this tragic episode of the 20th century.

The exhibit will be on display at the Cocoa Beach Country Club beginning today, through February 27, and will be open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Abraham Cooper

Abraham Cooper

“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.

Its timeless messages reflect the words of Simon Wiesenthal: “Hope lives when people remember.”

The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945 traveling exhibit is produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance, and presented by the Foundation for California and made possible by a grant from SNCF.

The exhibit has celebrated 20 years of international acclaim and a highly successful tour throughout California, the southeast and across six continents.

Consisting of 42 panels, it is a historical account of the Nazis’ murderous campaign in which 6 million Jews and others (political dissidents, P.O.W.’s, Slavs, Gypsies, homosexuals and the mentally ill) were killed between 1933 and 1945. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Consisting of 42 panels, it is a historical account of the Nazis’ murderous campaign in which 6 million Jews and others (political dissidents, P.O.W.’s, Slavs, Gypsies, homosexuals and the mentally ill) were killed between 1933 and 1945. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Consisting of 42 panels, it is a historical account of the Nazis’ murderous campaign in which 6 million Jews and others (political dissidents, P.O.W.’s, Slavs, Gypsies, homosexuals and the mentally ill) were killed between 1933 and 1945.

With nearly 200 original photographs, many never seen before by the general public, “The Courage To Remember” offers a powerful, compelling insight into the Holocaust.

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

For more information about The Courage to Remember, its partners and schedule, and to see photos and videos from opening events, visit CourageToRemember.com; follow twitter.com / courageremember; or contact Ted Gover at tedctr1@gmail.com or 562-355-1325.

With nearly 200 original photographs, many never seen before by the general public, “The Courage To Remember” offers a powerful, compelling insight into the Holocaust. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

With nearly 200 original photographs, many never seen before by the general public, “The Courage To Remember” offers a powerful, compelling insight into the Holocaust. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)


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