People, Book, Land – The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People to the Holy Land

SWC's Historic Traveling Exhibition: People, Book, Land – The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People to the Holy Land

UN Headquarters … UNESCO … The Vatican … U.S. Congress … Israel’s Knesset … Denmark … Montenegro … Albania … Chicago

July 21, 2016

The Jewish State’s legitimacy is under daily attack in the international community, by NGOs, on college campuses and by some Church groups.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s historical exhibit, “People, Book, Land – The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People to the Holy Land” co-sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is rebutting these assaults with the historic truth. Thousands have viewed the exhibition around the world, including in:

Denmark: The opening in Copenhagen’s medieval town included Danish Christian groups in support of the State of Israel, interfaith leaders, politicians, cultural figures and diplomats representing 17 countries, including Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Nepal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. 


Chicago: Dignitaries gathered at the Richard J. Daley Center for the opening which included Congressman Mike Quigley, U.S. House of Representatives, 5th Congressional District of Illinois; Alderman Michele Smith, Chicago’s 43rd Ward and Alderman Brian Hopkins, Chicago’s 2nd Ward; Reverend Mitchell Johnson, Executive Pastor, New Seasons Church, Chicago; the Honorable Consul General Roey Gilad, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest; Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center; Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean; Rabbi Meyer H. May, Executive Director and Robert Hartman, Board of Trustees, Simon Wiesenthal Center and Chairman, NuCare Services Corp.



Albania: The exhibition was hosted at the Albanian Prime Minister's Centre for Open Dialogue in Tirana in the presence of Jewish Community leaders, Albanian Parliament Speaker Valentina Leskaj, Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati, and Israeli Ambassador Boaz Rodkin among others. Dr. Shimon Samuels, SWC International Relations Director with Orthodox Father Elia and Bekhtashi Muslim Dervish Saliud. Photo: Eriona Cami

In September, the exhibition will open in the capitals of India and Azerbaijan.

We would be honored to work with you to bring a traveling version of “People, Book, Land: The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People to the Holy Land” to your campus or community.

For more information, contact Kathryn Ferrell, kferrell@wiesenthal.com