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PAGE 14 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH "In Fitting Memory," a unique photographic exhibi- tion of Holocaust Memorials from around the world, will be on display at the Holo- caust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Central Florida, 851 North Maitland Avenue in Mait- land until September 30.A collection of specially com- missioned photographs taken in seven European countries, the United States and Israel by Ira Nowinski, the exhibi- tion introduces viewers to a broad array of memorials and monuments erected in re- membrance of the Holocaust. These include remnants and ruins from the camps, com- memorative sculptures (ab- stract and more traditional) in a variety of forms and materials "and monuments erected at to commemorate site-specific events. The design and content of theses memorials reflect national differences in his- toriography, ideology and culture, as well as in the styles and tradition of pub- lic art. Yet, despite variances in perspective and emphasis, these memorials collectively preserve the memory of the Holocaust and have become part of international civic culture over the past six decades. Nowinski is an indepen- dent photographer residing in San Francisco. His collec- tion of original photographs of Holocaust memorials is now permanently housed at Stanford University. A new catalogue of the collection will be published and made available for purchase at the Holocaust Memorial Center this fall. Ira Nowinski has stated "'T" m proud of my Polish Jew- ish heritage, we were almost killed to the last person, but we survived the Holocaust, and I can bear witness, with my name and photographs for future generations."" The exhibition was gra- ciously given to the Center in 1991 by the Shapiro fam- ily in memory of Dr. Mitchell Shapiro. The exhibit is funded through generous grants from the Jewish Federa- tion of Greater Orlando and Darden Restaurants Foundation. Its is also funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida. Inc, State of Florida, De- partment of State, Divi- sion of Cultural Affairs, Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Holocaust Memo- rial Center is open Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m Monday -- Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no admission charge. For more informa- tion, call 407-628-0555. At Mauthausen: The monument for Jewish menorah with seven arms symbolizing a erected in 1976 and occupies a totals of 49 designed by two Viennese architectural Segal and Breitner. !i:i :! IT DOES A WORLD OF GOO This is a unique time of year for the Jewish people. We're asked to think about the kind of person we want to be the kind of life we want to live. Without even thinking, most of us would say that we want to make every minute count and that we want to live a generous life. Through the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, you are. The Federation is your most generous spirit. Federation is the way you help heal the world, bring dignity and opportunities where none existed before. This year, increase your gift to the annual campaign and make a bequest in your will so you can be there for future generations. The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando Live 851 N. Maitland Avenue, Maitland, Florida 32751 407.645 5933 www.shalomorlando.org