Simon Wiesenthal Center

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center was established in 1977 as an international Jewish human rights organization. Its primary goal is to preserve the memory of the Holocaust by encouraging tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach, and social action. Other issues that the Center focuses on are Middle East affairs, prosecution of Nazi war criminals, extremist groups, neo-Nazism, and hate on the Internet. The center is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and maintains offices in several other countries.

The Center's traveling poster exhibit on the Holocaust, The Courage to Remember (on which this collection is based) opened in Vienna, Austria in 1988. It has since traveled throughout North America and to fifteen other countries. As of August 2001, a resource guide to the exhibit and poster images may be viewed on the Internet at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance Web site .

From the guide to the The courage to remember: the Holocaust, 1933-1945, : posters, 1988 / Simon Wiesenthal Center, (University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.)

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creatorOf The courage to remember: the Holocaust, 1933-1945, : posters, 1988 / Simon Wiesenthal Center University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Simon Wiesenthal Center. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1994-1995. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Sam Gejdenson Papers, undated, 1911-2001 Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Oram, Harold L. The Harold L. Oram papers and records of the Oram Group, Inc., 1939-1991. Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, IUPUI
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associatedWith Barad, Rhonda. person
associatedWith Gejdenson, Sam. person
associatedWith Oram, Harold L. person
associatedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945

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