The San Antonio Holocaust Museum and the San Antonio Public Library are beginning the seventh year of their highly successful 'Learn and Remember' series, which takes the stories of the Nazi genocide of Jews and other minorities into schools, library branches, and into the community, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports
.Mayor Nirenberg, whose grandparents were refugees from Nazi Germany, points out that after a sign declaring the Holocaust to be 'fake news' appeared in front of the Museum and the Jewish Community Center, this lesson is very timely.
"And also the responsibility that we have to educate about the suffering and the incredible danger that lurks without proper tolerance and education," he said.
The Mayor also pointed out that a man who had repeatedly denied the Holocaust is charged with killing eleven worshippers at a Synagogue in Pittsburgh in October.
Holocaust Museum Director Ellen Ollervidez says the theme of the event this year will be 'Resistance.'
"This will illuminate the individuals, the diplomats, the students, the people who took risks and showed us a way to resist int he face of terrible terrible danger," she said.
Ollervidez says with next year marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, more and more young people see the Holocaust as ancient history, and not as something which is still very much of our time.
Local people who have living memory of the Holocaust and its victims will participate in many of the events.
They will also focus on art exhibits, live performances, and presentations from mationally-recognized scholars.
PHOTO: Quote on display at the San Antonio Holocaust Museum