Holocaust exhibit goes on display at Asian Garden Mall

Holocaust exhibit goes on display at Asian Garden Mall

BY CHRIS HAIRE / STAFF WRITER

Sept. 10, 2014

Photos: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/exhibit-634397-courage-remember.html

The “Courage to Remember” Holocaust exhibit is back in Orange County – and this time it is stopping at Westminster’s Asian Garden Mall.

The exhibit, created in 1988 by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, offers 200 photos that take the viewer chronologically through the horrors of the Nazi’s systematic murder of more than 6 million Jews and millions of others. It opened this Tuesday and runs until Oct. 9.

The “Courage to Remember” is meant to honor those who died from 1933 to 1945 as well as serve as a reminder of the atrocities that can follow racial, ethnic and religious hatred.

“The exhibit helps to bring focus on how we as humans treat each other,” said Rod Wilson, the president of Foundation for California, an educational nonprofit that sponsors “The Courage to Remember.”

“Hate crimes still go on, but hopefully by teaching tolerance, people will say, ‘Enough is enough,’” he said.

The exhibit has traveled throughout the United States and to more than 20 other countries and has been seen by 4 million-plus. It was in Orange County a year ago in La Habra.

The exhibit’s photos are unique.

“The Courage to Remember” is divided into four themes: “Nazi Germany, 1933-1938”; “Moving Toward the Final Solution, 1939-1941”; “Annihilation in Nazi-occupied Europe, 1941-1945”; and “Liberation, Building New Lives.”

At the opening ceremony Tuesday, a dozen local officials stood with residents and the exhibit’s sponsors to welcome the exhibit to Westminster and the heart of Little Saigon.

Having the exhibition in the Asian Garden Mall, Wilson said, illustrates the growing diversity of the country and the world – and, as a result, the increased importance of tolerance education.

 

If you go

When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. every day until Oct. 9

Where: Asian Garden Mall, 9200 Bolsa Ave.

Cost: Free

Info: 562-961-5595 or couragetoremember.com