New Holocaust Center of Northern California to open in San Francisco

The Holocaust Center of Northern California which does research,
documentation, education and remembrance of the Holocaust, will
open a new downtown San Francisco facility on March 15.
 
The Holocaust Center of Northern California which does research, documentation, education and remembrance of the Holocaust, will open a new downtown San Francisco facility on March 15. The new location is in the Jewish Community Federation Building at 121 Steuart Street. With its renovated and larger facility, the center hopes to increase its educational and cultural Holocaust programming to reach a wider audience.

The expanded center features a reading room; library and archive; facilities for teacher training, workshops and scholarly lectures; screening facilities for feature films and documentaries; and exhibition and displays showcasing the archive’s Holocaust-era artifacts. The center houses more than 15,000 volumes, 503 Yizkor books – created by survivors in memorial to the Jewish communities destroyed during the Holocaust – and thousands of photographs and artifacts. Internet access for Web-based learning and a computerized card catalog also are available.

The center provides educational opportunities and also sponsors lectures, films, symposia, exhibitions, commemorations and other programs to increase awareness among the general public about the causes and consequences of fascism, anti-Semitism and indifference.

For more information, call the Holocaust Center of Northern California at (415) 777-9060 or visit www.holocaust-sf.org.

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