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Guide to The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust, 1933-1945 Posters
MS-M022  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: The courage to remember: the Holocaust, 1933-1945 : posters, 1988 / Simon Wiesenthal Center
    Collection number: MS-M022
    Creator: Simon Wiesenthal Center
    Extent: 1.2 linear feet (40 oversize posters)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection comprises 40 posters containing images and textual information concerning the persecution and extermination of European Jews by Nazi Germany during the period 1933-1945. The posters are based on a Simon Wiesenthal Center traveling exhibition, The Courage to Remember, which debuted in Vienna, Austria, at the Palais Palffy in 1988. Poster topics include four major themes: Nazi Germany, 1933-1938; Moving Toward the "Final Solution", 1939-1941; Annihilation in Nazi-occupied Europe, 1941-1945; and Liberation - Building New Lives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Simon Wiesenthal Center, The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust, 1933-1945 Posters. MS-M22. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired, 1994.

    Processing History

    Processed by William Landis, 1999. Finding aid edited by Lynette J. Stoudt, 2001.

    Organizational History

    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 .

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection comprises 40 posters containing images and textual information concerning the persecution and extermination of European Jews by Nazi Germany during the period 1933-1945. The posters are based on a Simon Wiesenthal Center traveling exhibition, The Courage to Remember, which debuted in Vienna, Austria, at the Palais Palffy in 1988. Poster topics include four major themes: Nazi Germany, 1933-1938; Moving Toward the "Final Solution", 1939-1941; Annihilation in Nazi-occupied Europe, 1941-1945; and Liberation - Building New Lives.
    Poster images consist of nearly 200 photographs, both black and white and color, with color backgrounds and narrative text. Dimensions of the posters are approximately 26 x 42 inches. Each poster is individually numbered 1-40 and posters are arranged numerically within the collection. The container listing includes the primary headings printed on the top of each poster.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Simon Wiesenthal Center--Poster collections.
    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Posters.
    World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Posters.
    World War, 1939-1945--Jews--Posters.
    Jews--Germany--History--1933-1945--Posters.
    World War, 1939-1945--Jews--Rescue--Posters.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Posters.