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Discrimination focus of museum exhibit, film

The Jewish History Museum will exhibit “Discrimination Yesterday & Today: A Look at the Cause of the Holocaust,” April 3 through May 14. The exhibit will feature the FBI’s “Enduring Eyes” Holocaust posters and anti-Semitic literature and artifacts from the JHM permanent collection, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the private collection of Dr. Jules and Josephine Harris.

The FBI posters were originally developed by the Anti-Defamation League. Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh requested a copy of the exhibit for the law enforcement community to view, Jane Bjornstad, community outreach specialist of the FBI Phoenix Division, told the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix. The FBI Phoenix Division exhibited the series at City Hall in Phoenix in November.

A film, “A Love to Hide,” will be screened Sunday, April 10th at 2 p.m. in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s LGBT Jewish Inclusion Project. The story revolves around a gay couple in Nazi-occupied Paris who must keep their love a secret for fear of persecution. A panel discussion on discrimination will follow the film.

Group tours of the exhibit may be arranged by calling 670-9073. The museum is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. It will be closed April 19, 20, 25 and 26 for Passover.

The museum is presenting the exhibit in partnership with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, LGBT Jewish Inclusion Project, and FBI Phoenix Citizens Academy Alumni Association.