January 3, 2013
Thanks to leaders in the educational community, elected officials, and all those who support Holocaust education, the Foundation for California, SNCF and our partners were able to bring the Simon Wiesenthal Center's world-renowned "The Courage to Remember" traveling Holocaust exhibit to 40 cities and more than 800,000 people across the country in 2012.
In 2012, opening events for "The Courage to Remember" took place in Tallahassee, FL; Modesto, Calif.; Clearwater, FL; Orlando, FL; Broward County, FL; Naples, FL; and the State Capitol Building in Sacramento, CA. These events brought out many interested residents and community leaders, including members of Congress, local elected officials, leaders in law enforcement, educators, students and the media. These events were widely attended, included speeches by various dignitaries, and each gathering honored Holocaust survivors and veterans.
Simon Wiesenthal of Blessed Memory said, "Hope lives when people remember." The Foundation for California looks forward to continued work with our partners to promote Holocaust education, memory and justice in communities across the nation in 2013.
On behalf of the Foundation for California, I offer you my warmest wishes for a Happy New Year as we look ahead to 2013 and send a special thank you to our partners, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance, as well as SNCF America for its unwavering commitment to Holocaust education. "The Courage to Remember" is anticipating an even more successful 2013 tour, with dozens of venues and special events scheduled.
Thank you for your continued support of Holocaust education and remembrance and your generous contributions that allow us to continue to keep this important exhibit on the road so that, together, we may better understand, appreciate and bring more tolerance to our daily lives.
For more information about the 2013 tour, locations and updates, please visit www.CouragetoRemember.com.