February 4, 2013
Holocaust Exhibition opens at United Nations Hall in Bangkok
Courage To Remember, The Simon Wiesenthal Center's renowned Holocaust exhibition opened at United Nations Hall in Bangkok, Thailand in commemoration of International Holocaust Memorial Day. Five hundred community and religious leaders were joined by the Ambassadors of Israel, Germany,( who both spoke) France and diplomats from Turkey, Bhutan and Ukraine. Also addressing the gathering, that attracted scores of Thai students was the grandson of the late Japanese Ambassador Chinue Sugihara, who against his government's orders provided visas to to two thousand Jewish refugees desperate to escape the Nazis.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Wiesenthal Center's associate dean pictured at podium, presented the keynote address: The Holocaust: Lessons for Asia