Never forget, but without resentments
Among the main objectives of the Statutes of the Museo Sefardí de Caracas Morris E. Curiel, institution pertaining to the Asociación Israelita de Venezuela, is presenting  documentary testimony of the Holocaust of the Jewish people in the hands of the barbaric Nazi regime and their collaborators.

Terrible episode this one, during which more than six million of our brethren were exterminated, without distinction, men, women, the elderly and children, rich as well as poor, believers and non believers, all of them murdered in the cruelest and most despicable manner imaginable. As the great Mexican poet, Leon Felipe, mentions in his poem dedicated to Auschwitz:
“Those infernal poets, Dante, Blake, Rimbaud…. speak more silently…. They should shut up. Today any inhabitant of this earth knows more about hell than those three poets together”.
Today, when new bouts of anti-Semitism, disguised many times of anti-Zionism appear in different parts of the world, and especially in that Europe that brings back so many sad memories, when once again the Jews are blamed for ills of humanity, making emphasis in the conflict in the Middle East, when the voices of those who know reality remain silent, we feel compelled to cite the early XIX Century Danish philosopher and theologian , Kierkegaard, who pointed out that “Life must be lived forward, but can be understood only  in retrospective”.
Not to forget and to clarify are the reasons we have to auspice this significant exhibition  titled: “I was there, but you won’t see me” by the distinguished Venezuelan Israeli artist Lihie Gendler Talmor.
Through a video, photographs and etchings, the public will be able to follow  a trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau,  made by a numerous group of persons from different religions, from Israel as well as France, who had the possibility to perceive “in situ” what that huge death camp was, with its barracks, gas chambers, and cremation furnaces.