Holocaust exhibit opens in Cocoa Beach

Beginning next week on Monday, Feb. 10, students and the rest of the general public will have the opportunity to learn about the Holocaust by attending “The Courage to Remember” Holocaust Exhibit at the Cocoa Beach Country Club. The exhibit will allow people to learn of the tragic event through a more in-depth and personal approach by hearing from someone who was personally involved.

“I think it would benefit the students to attend  because they would learn more about the Holocaust,” junior Maddie Leary said. “I feel like it’s a great thing that they have exhibitions like this. It’s really cool to see a Holocaust survivor and hear them talk about what it was like in person more than in our text books.”

The historical exhibit includes nearly two hundred original photos, most of which have never been viewed by the general public. One significant event during the exhibit is the attendance of a Holocaust survivor, who will share his personal experiences that most have only read about. The exhibit was created by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and will be hosted by The Foundation For California, the City of Cocoa Beach, and the Jewish Federation of Brevard.

“It would give students a greater depth of knowledge and understanding of all of the situations that occurred during the Holocaust,” U.S. and World History teacher Dimond said. “For the event, there’s going to be a Holocaust survivor there who is going to be able to present not only their account of what happened, but what they witnessed others having to go through. They would have a better understanding of the difficult situations, not just the textbook version of the Holocaust.”

The exhibit will be on display at the Cocoa Beach Country Club Auditorium, 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 on weekdays from Monday, Feb. 10 to Thursday, Feb. 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. The opening ceremony will take place on Monday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m..