Library to host Holocaust exhibit


Library to host Holocaust exhibit

01/03/2012 01:39:16 PM EST


MANCHESTER - The internationally acclaimed exhibit of Holocaust education, "The Courage to Remember," will open on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 5 p.m. at the Mark Skinner Library.

It is a testament to the persecution and extermination of European Jews by Nazi Germany from 1933 - 1945.


"The Courage to Remember" is a creation of the Museum of Tolerance, a division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which was established in 1977 as an international Jewish human rights organization.


The exhibit has traveled throughout North America and in over 15 countries on six continents, including Australia, South Africa, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Czechoslovakia, Spain, France and South Korea. It was the first exhibit on the Holocaust produced by a Jewish institution to be officially shown in the Soviet Union and in China. In Japan, over 2 million citizens viewed the exhibit nationwide.


The entire collection comprises 40 posters. Due to space limitations, 26 panels will be displayed at the Mark Skinner Library.


Speaking at the opening reception at the library will be Professor Paul Vincent, Chairman of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Department at Keene State College and Rabbi David Novak from the Israel Congregation of Manchester. Dr. Vincent will present his talk "Life in Prewar Nazi Germany," at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church following the exhibit opening at the library.


The exhibit is free to the public. Sponsored by the Mark Skinner Library and Israel Congregation of Manchester, it is on loan from Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro. Christine de Vallet, a member of the Fine Arts Committee of Brooks Memorial Library, notes that the poster series was donated by Dr. and Mrs. Jacob Fagelman. The exhibit will remain on display at Mark Skinner Library until Jan. 20.


To attend the opening reception on Jan. 4 at 5 p.m., call 802-362-2607 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . MarkSkinner Library is located at 48 West Road in Manchester.