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Courage to Care

Thursday 3 June 2021
Survivors of one of the most horrifying events in human history will bring a powerful message of the need to stand up to prejudice to the Albury LibraryMuseum.

The visit is part of the Courage to Care exhibition, a positive and empowering educational program that uses stories of Holocaust survivors and their rescuers to demonstrate that "every individual can make a difference."

"We are thrilled to bring our exhibition to Albury so that school groups and the wider community can experience the exhibition first-hand," said Courage to Care Chairperson Eitan Neishlos.

"I urge everyone to take the opportunity to see the exhibition and learn how Courage to Care delivers its key message that individual actions can and do make a difference.”

More than 1,800 local school students are booked to participate in Courage to Care education programs, which feature specially designed sessions delivered by Holocaust survivors.

AlburyCity Councillor David Thurley said it was an honour to host the exhibition, which delivers a message of hope and change, arising from one of humankind’s darkest eras.

“The systematic murder of millions of people during the Holocaust left shockwaves that scarred the world, but survivors of this unimaginable atrocity more than 70 years ago are making a difference by reminding us that we all have a responsibility to stand up to hatred and prejudice wherever it occurs,” he said.

As part of a special Local Upstander segment, the inspiring stories of three local people will feature in the exhibition.

They include Joshua Levi Collings from Corryong, who worked tirelessly during the 2020 bushfires to raise money for the local community; Aunty Edna Stewart, who has spent her life contributing to the local community through education; and the Retro Youth Management Committee's Will Barrett, who is an advocate for people with disability.

Courage to Care is an initiative of international Jewish service agency, B’nai B’rith, and is on display at the Albury LibraryMuseum from Monday 31 May until Friday 25 June. Entry is free.

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