Exhibition "Genocides of the 20th Century" in Davie [fr]
- Photo: Eleanor Roosevelt, President of the Redaction Committee for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Lake Success, New York, November 1949, Public Domain
The "Mémorial de la Shoah", Paris, France presents the exhibition "Genocides of the 20th Century" from December 19th, 2017 to April 25th, 2018 at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Free admission.
« Century of Genocides », the 20th century was marked by powers willing to destroy physically, intentionally, systematically, and in a planned manner a group or part of an ethnic group.
The exhibition presents a comparative study of genocides in an innovative way and highlights the common features and the specificities defining these crimes.
Each genocide is singular. By the irrationality of the motive, the radicalness of the group’s destruction, and its disproportion, the Holocaust is an unprecedented crime in the history of mankind, while the two other genocides partly fall under political motives.
Committed for ten years to the awareness and the prevention of genocides, the Mémorial de la Shoah (Paris, France) offers through this exhibition an educational opportunity giving everyone the key to understand the process that leads to the destruction of a population. This exhibit is a tool of vigilance for the present and the future.
This exhibition was designed, created, and distributed by the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris, France (curators Georges Bensoussan, Joel Kotek, and Yves Ternon), and made possible through the generous support of SNCF.
This presentation was made possible through the support of the Florida Atlantic University, Broward College, Consulate General of France in Miami, the Embassy of France in the United States, and SNCF.
Inaugural speeches January 16 janvier 2018 at 6:00 pm
More than 70 years after the discovery of the death camps, knowledge about the Holocaust helps to fight against all forms of racism and intolerance. As the largest information center in Europe on the subject, the Mémorial de la Shoah offers guided tours, public programs, permanent and special exhibitions, and many other activities for a better understanding of the history of the genocide of the Jews during World War II, through both individual and collective destinies. The Mémorial’s Wall of Names is engraved with the 76,000 names of the Jewish men, women and children deported from France between 1942 and 1944, while the Wall of the Righteous – a glimmer of hope in the dark history of the Holocaust – pays tribute to the men and women who risked their lives in France to rescue persecuted Jews. The Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation – through its exceptional collection of several million of archives, including photographs, books, original records, posters, and private correspondences made accessible to everyone – testifies to the life of the Jews in France and Europe under the Occupation. www.memorialdelashoah.org
Linda Medvin, M.Ed.
Florida Atlantic University
Center for Holocaust and
Human Rights Education
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