Guide to The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust, 1933-1945 Posters

Processed by William Landis; machine-readable finding aid created by Lynette J. Stoudt
Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Phone: (949) 824-3947
Fax: (949) 824-2472
Email: spcoll@uci.edu
URL: http://www.lib.uci.edu/rrsc/speccoll.html
© 2001
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Note

Geographical (By Place)--Europe History--Modern European History Arts and Humanities--Art--Photography

Guide to The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust, 1933-1945 Posters

Collection number: MS-M22

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries



University of California

Irvine, California

Contact Information

  • Special Collections and Archives
  • The UCI Libraries
  • P.O. Box 19557
  • University of California
  • Irvine, California 92623-9557
  • Phone: (949) 824-3947
  • Fax: (949) 824-2472
  • Email: spcoll@uci.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.uci.edu/rrsc/speccoll.html
Processed by:
William Landis
Date Completed:
1999
Encoded by:
Lynette J. Stoudt
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.


Collection Contents

Box XOS 1

1. The courage to remember: the Holocaust 1933-1945

Box XOS 1

2. Why the Jews?: the patterns of persecution

Box XOS 1

3. 1933: German Jewish life before the Nazis

Box XOS 1

4. The "Jewish question": Nazi policy 1933-1939

Box XOS 1

5. The nightmare begins: Hitler and the Nazis

Box XOS 1

6. Nazi propaganda: slogans, myths, and images

Box XOS 1

7. Nazi policy: racism and terror

Box XOS 1

8. Concentration camps: 1933-1938

Box XOS 1

9. In flight: 1933-1938

Box XOS 1

10. 1938: the Reich expands

Box XOS 2

11. Kristallnacht: the night of broken glass

Box XOS 2

12. Flight without escape: the Jewish homeless

Box XOS 2

13. The deadly philosophy: racial purity

Box XOS 2

14. All necessary preparations: 1939-1941

Box XOS 2

15. Eastern Europe: the arena for mass murder

Box XOS 2

16. Isolate and destroy: the Jewish question in occupied territory

Box XOS 2

17. Days of nightmare: the Lodz ghetto

Box XOS 2

18. The world turned upside down: the Warsaw ghetto

Box XOS 2

19. Blitzkrieg: the invasion and occupation of the West

Box XOS 2

20. No escape: Greece and Yugoslavia fall

Box XOS 3

21. Whatever can be saved: daily life in the ghettos

Box XOS 3

22. The "final solution": 1941-1945

Box XOS 3

23. Death by design: the invasion of the Soviet Union

Box XOS 3

24. Einsatzgruppen: mobile killing squads

Box XOS 3

25. The final choice: resistance

Box XOS 3

26. Resistance and revenge: the Warsaw ghetto revolt

Box XOS 3

27. Mass murder: 1942-1945

Box XOS 3

28. Theresienstadt: the "model" ghetto

Box XOS 3

29. Like dying candles: concentration camp routine

Box XOS 3

30. The enduring spirit: art of the Holocaust

Box XOS 4

31. Auschwitz-Birkenau: the death factory

Box XOS 4

32. Auschwitz-Birkenau: half hell, half lunatic asylum

Box XOS 4

33. The last agony at Auschwitz: liberation, January 1945

Box XOS 4

34. A righteous few: survival in hiding and rescue

Box XOS 4

35. Liberation: the unmasked terror

Box XOS 4

36. Bitterness and hope: the legacy of the Holocaust

Box XOS 4

37. Crimes against humanity: Nazis on trial

Box XOS 4

38. Where now? Where to?: The displaced

Box XOS 4

39. Revival: building new lives

Box XOS 4

40. Remembrance and vigilance