The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945 will feature photographs and history which provide a timeless message and an unparalleled look at the Nazi Holocaust.
LARGO - The Armed Forces History Museum continues to broaden its scope of history with two new exhibits.
The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida will present “A Look Back at Our History” during this 100th year of their anniversary referred to as “The Year of the Girl”, through Nov. 12. The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust: 1933-1945 will run through Oct. 5.
The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida will feature materials from the council’s extensive archive collection dating from 1914. Girl Scout uniforms from the early 1900s, pins, badges and more will be on display in the museum’s rotating exhibit area. The first Girl Scout troop in the Tampa Bay area, and the second troop in the country, was founded in 1913 at Hyde Park United Methodist Church by Jessamine Flowers Link.
Nine girls were in the troop at that time. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of West Central Florida serves nearly 22,000 girls in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties. For more information, visit www.gswcf.org.
As a limited engagement, The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945 will feature photographs and history which provide a timeless message and an unparalleled look at the Nazi Holocaust.
This traveling exhibit is produced by the Museum of Tolerance, the educational arm of the Simon Wisenthal Center, and features over 200 exclusive photographs which offer a unique insight into the Holocaust and cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.
The exhibit is divided into 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. Dr. Alfred Balitzer, Chairman of the Foundation for California states, “The Courage to Remember 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.”
As an internally acclaimed exhibit, it has been on tour for more than 20 years. It is the most widely attended traveling exhibition on the Holocaust and has been viewed by over 2 million visitors in 75 locations and 16 countries. The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust touches lives and inspires people to creative positive change in their communities, planting the seeds for a tolerant and just society. For more information, visit www.couragetoremember.com.