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Irvine Valley College Welcomes World-Renowned "The Courage to Remember" Holocaust Exhibit

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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A world-renowned educational Holocaust exhibit, “The Courage to Remember”, will be on display at Irvine Valley College’sPerforming Arts Center from March 12-14. Produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance, and presented by the Foundation for California, the exhibit is free of charge and open to the public. Patrons can tour the exhibit from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. during the three-day period. A reception and ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on March 11, beginning at 6 p.m., to commemorate the opening. 

In the past 20 years, “The Courage to Remember” exhibit has displayed in over 16 countries throughout California and the Southeast. The exhibit features more than 200 exclusive photographs and video interviews that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. This powerful learning tool offers compelling 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.

“Ignorance and racism have no place in society today,” said Glenn Roquemore, president, Irvine Valley College. “This exhibit will help our students and community learn these important lessons from a tragic episode of the 20th century.”

Irvine Police Chief Mike Hamel said, “This exhibit is a critical tool for helping today’s youth learn the difficult lessons of how hate can rip apart neighborhoods. We are encouraged that visitors here will take to heart its teachings and help build bridges among our diverse communities.”  

Chairman of the Foundation for California Dr. Alfred Balitzer said, "The Courage to Remember’ exhibit empowers young and old to learn from history, confront bigotry and fight for justice. This exhibit is not a luxury, it is a necessity in all communities."

For more information on “The Courage to Remember” exhibit, made possible by a grant from SNCF, visit

For more information about the Foundation for California, visit

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