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
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.
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
1.2 Linear Feet
(40 oversize posters)
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.
Collection is open for research.