The CUJF Holocaust Education Center organizes many local exhibits and events ranging from paintings to music to film related to the Holocaust.

If you are interested in renting and displaying an exhibit, contact us at Briankah@uis.edu or 217-369-5039.

Courage to Remember: The Holocaust, 1933-1945 Traveling Exhibit

"Hope lives when people remember."

Simon Wiesenthal, 1808-2005, Holocaust survivor

When Courage to Remember Traveling Exhibit was designed thirty years ago, it was a reminder that the senseless acts of persecution and genocide from the Nazi Holocaust shuld never be forgotten. Yet, decades later, hate, bigotry, antisemitism, and genocide are still widespread in the world and even in our own communities. 


Courage to Remember has traveled to more than 50 countries and has been seen by more than 20 million visitors. This exhibit continues to inspire visitors to stand up against hate and bigotry. This exhibit brings the past alive with large, illustrated panels that enable visitors to read about events of the Holocaust, as well as excerpts from first-person accounts of persecution and survival. Courage to Remember hopes to inspire young and old alike to explore history, combat bigotry, and fight injustice.


Courage to Remember Traveling Exhibit is presented by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, California.


The Auschwitz Experience in the Art of Prisoners  


This exhibition is comprised of artwork by 12 survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp who documented their experiences during the Holocaust. It features 60 pieces of art is on loan from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in Poland. It is our honor to premiere this exhibition in the U.S.

"By observing life in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp through the memory of its inmates, you will have the opportunity to increase knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust and learn about the daily struggle for survival by the camp's prisoners,"

- Robert Lehmann, co-chair of the CUJF's Holocaust Education Committee.