The Courage to Remember
August 28 - September 21, 2012
The Reynolds Gallery proudly opens the 2012-2013 exhibition schedule with, The Courage to Remember, photos from the Holocaust 1933 - 1945, on view August 28 through September 21, with a special reception on Wednesday, September 12, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
This 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.
"We are delighted and honored to present The Courage to Remember at University of the Pacific," said Dr. Merrill Schleier, Professor of Art 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."
Two identical versions of this exhibit are 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.
University of the Pacific, "The Courage to Remember" (2012). Reynolds Gallery Exhibits Archive. 29.