Visalia Times Delta

Holocaust Memorial Exhibit coming to the Visalia library

Oct. 18, 2012

The Tulare County Library will display the Holocaust Memorial Exhibit “The Courage to Remember” from Monday through Nov. 2 at the Visalia library.

“The Courage to Remember” exhibit features more than 200 exclusive photographs (over 400 square feet of space) offering powerful insight into the Holocaust through four distinct themes: Nazi Germany, 1933-1938; Moving Toward the “Final Solution,” 1939-1941; Annihilation in Nazi-occupied Europe, 1941-1945; and Liberation, Building New Lives.

“The Courage to Remember” traveling exhibit, produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance, presented by the Foundation for California, and made possible by a grant from SNCF, has celebrated 20 years of international acclaim and a highly successful tour throughout California and Florida. More than 600,000 people have seen the exhibit since the tour began in September 2011.

“The lessons of the Holocaust tie together past and present generations, teaching the dangerous impact of bigotry and hatred, as well as inspiring hope and new generations of forward-thinkers. In diverse communities ... the Courage to Remember exhibit is not a luxury, it is a necessity,” said Dr. Alfred Balitzer, chairman of the Foundation for California.

To help commemorate this event and enhance the exhibit, the Friends of the Tulare County Library will sponsor a lecture by Dr. David Cislowski, a Visalia cardiologist, whose parents both lived through the Holocaust.

Dr. Cislowski will discuss a few of the experiences his parents and their Auschwitz surviving friends shared with him as a young man. This guest lecture will take place 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Visalia Branch Library.

For more information on “The Courage to Remember,” its partners and schedule, and to see photos and videos from opening events, please visit