Virtual Exhibits

Visas for Life

The remarkable story of Chiune Sugihara, rescuer of Jews during the Nazi Holocaust. When World War II broke out, Consul Chiune Sugihara's office was flooded with visa requests from thousands of Jews fleeing German-occupied Poland. With the encouragement of his wife Yukiko, Sugihara issued Japanese transit visas to as many as 6,000 Polish Jews, riskining his job, his career, his future, and even his safety.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance wishes to express deep gratitude to the curator and author, Eric Saul.

Dignity and Defiance

The material contained in this exhibit, commemorating fifty years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943, documents the confrontation of life against death and the struggle for human dignity waged on a daily basis by the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto. Its articles, original documents, photographs and other educational materials all testify to this enduring spirit of physical, cultural and religious resistance.

We hope that educators, students, librarians, clergy and anyone with the courage to remember these dark days will find in this volume a useful aid in the commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto and its uprising.

And I Still See Their Faces

Images of Polish Jews - Those in the photographs do not know yet that soon their houses will be deserted, the streets of their towns covered with the black snow of fluff from slit eiderdowns, that the wisdom of the Book will be able to save no one. All that will remain after them, when the biblical names have left in cattle cars - could be put in a drawer, hidden in the attic, buried in junk.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance wishes to thank the author, Golda Tencer, whose book, And I Still See Their Faces, is the source for which this exhibit is based upon.

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