Presentation of the Exhibition: “Educating to Remember” in Caracas, Venezuela
The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace held an exhibition on Tuesday, May 27 titled: “Educating to Remember - The Holocaust: Paradigm of Genocide” at the Eurobuilding Hotel in Caracas, Venezuela. Dr. William Soto, Global Ambassador, attended the exhibition among other national and international personalities.
The exhibition gave visitors a multisensory experience with audio, video and photographs of the Holocaust: the Paradigm of Genocide. Twelve modules were divided into two sections: the first section showing the historical timeline of the Holocaust, its causes, origin, development and its end. The second section exhibited hope: what is being done to further prevent the repetition of acts like these, especially through the work of the Global Embassy Activists for Peace and its projects, such as Traces to be Remember, and the university forums “Educating to Remember - The Holocaust: Paradigm of Genocide.”
Two speakers in each module delved further into the topics of both sections. The presentation on the “Ships of Hope” especially stood out. It gave the audience an overview of the journey of the Koenigstein and the Caribia ships, which in 1939, carried a group of Jews from Germany hoping to find refuge. Instead, they were rejected from many of the American continent’s shores until the President of Venezuela at the time, Eleazar Lopez Contreras, allowed them to land on the shores of Venezuela.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. William Soto, Ambassador of the Global Embassy Activists for Peace, and other International Directors, as well as the National Coordinator in Venezuela, Ruth Flores de Bermudez.
Among those present were Miguel Truzman, Vice President of the Confederación de Asociaciones Israelitas de Venezuela (CAIV) [Confederation of Israeli Associations of Venezuela]; Miguel Osers, Director of the Venezuelan Committee of Yad Vashem; and as special guests, the two grandchildren of General Eleazar Lopez Contreras, Manuel and Jose Lopez Contreras.
This exhibition will be travelling throughout different universities and other cultural, and educational institutions in Venezuela, which have been requesting dates to coordinate with the Global Embassy Activists for Peace, due to its impact caused to the visitors.