Peace and Disarmament

Back to listAug 22, 2005

Holocaust Exhibit Opens in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture

Israeli Ambassador to Japan Eli Cohen (foreground, 2nd from right), views exhibition

On August 21, "The Courage to Remember--Anne Frank and the Holocaust," opened at the International Congress Center in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The show describes the Nazi perpetration of the Holocaust and persecution of the Jewish people during World War II, as well as the life of Anne Frank, the German-born Jewish girl who perished in a Nazi death camp. Many guests attended the opening, including Israeli Ambassador to Japan Eli Cohen; Ibaraki Vice Governor Yoshio Kakuta; Tsukuba Mayor Kenichi Ichihara; and Professor Emeritus of Tsukuba University Shosuke Eda. Mr. Cohen expressed his belief that humanity must not repeat such a tragedy. He hoped that the exhibit would awaken the spirit of tolerance, love and harmony among visitors. Since its opening in May 1994, over 2 million have seen the exhibit in Japan. The exhibit will run through August 27. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Entrance is free.