Museum's National Tour Will Honor Local Holocaust Survivors and World War II Veterans on February 17 at the Skirball Cultural Center
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marking two decades of honoring the memory of the Holocaust and inspiring citizens and leaders worldwide, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will bring its commemorative 20th anniversary National Tour to Los Angeles on February 17.
The centerpiece of the Museum's 20th anniversary is a National Tribute to Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans to be held in Washington, DC, in April. In addition to the National Tour and Tribute, the Museum is launching a nationwide call to action to secure the permanence of Holocaust memory and ensure its lessons are carried into the future. More information on the Tribute, Tour and anniversary activities can be found at www.ushmm.org/neveragain.
"Twenty years after the founding of the Museum, the timeless lessons of the Holocaust—the fragility of democracy, the nature of hate and the consequences of indifference—are more relevant than ever," said Sara J. Bloomfield, director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. "As we honor Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans in the Los Angeles community, we pledge to them that we will forever remember their experiences and teach the world about the Holocaust and its lessons for humanity."The Museum's anniversary theme, Never Again: What You Do Matters, asks the Los Angeles community, and all Americans, to reaffirm the nation's pledge to honor Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans and challenges today's generations to act upon the lessons of the Holocaust. The Museum has developed 20 actions that anyone, anywhere can take to preserve Holocaust memory and fulfill the promise of Never Again. 20th Anniversary National Tour—Los Angeles On February 17, the Museum will be in Los Angeles at the Skirball Cultural Center to honor Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans, bring the history and lessons of the Holocaust to this important community, and thank area residents for their continued support, which has helped to secure the future of the Museum's important work. The Museum's free, daylong public event will feature programming and family activities. People of all ages are invited to participate in this historic moment.