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Upcoming programs at the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center

 

Eli Wiesel

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center will finish out the month of August with several more programs. Please visit its website for more events, open to the public free of charge thanks to the generosity of people like you.

Purple Triangles: A Documentary Film  

Sunday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 23 at p.m.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about our friends and neighbors whose story is told in our current exhibits, "Faith Under Fire" and "Who Am I?" We are hosting a special screening of "Purple Triangles", a documentary about Jehovah's Witnesses in Nazi Germany and the persecution they faced. There will be a talkback with a representative of Witness community, Michael Borgailo, and our Resource Teacher Mitch Bloomer after the films. 

I REMEMBER: Eyewitnesses to the Holocaust  

A Conversation with Sonja Marchesano

Sunday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m.

Our Survivor series continues with Sonja Marchesano who fled with her family from Germany to England after the destruction of Kristallnacht, "the night of broken glass.

We are fortunate to have her, and other Survivors, as part of our 30th anniversary celebration. Please join us to learn about Sonja's experience, and how these beloved members of our community overcame adversity. This program can be seen on Periscope.*

A Voice of Conscience: A Tribute to Elie Wiesel

Thursday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. 

This summer, the world lost one of its most passionate and eloquent advocates for peace - Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel. He was the recipient of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize and a tireless spokesperson for the plight of the oppressed. Join us as we explore the legacy of Elie Wiesel through his writing and his activism. We will focus particularly on the impact he had on the education of millions of students and teachers through his memoir, Night. 

Advance registration appreciated; email Mitch Bloomer or call 407-628-0555 x283.

Book Club Discussion with Author and Holocaust Survivor Simone Arnold Liebster 

Sonja Marchesano

Sunday, Aug. 28 at 1:30 p.m.

Simone Arnold, a Jehovah's Witness, was an ordinary French schoolgirl -spirited and stubborn. When the Nazis rose to power, teachers spouted Nazi propaganda and school officials recruited for the Hitler Youth. Simone's family rejected Nazi racism and violence, and like other Witnesses they paid a price for their faith.

We will discuss her memoir titled "Facing the Lion" with the author via Skype from France. Don't miss this opportunity to "meet" Simone Arnold Liebster.

As always, these programs are open to the entire community free of charge, and reservations are not required. If you have any questions please email or call Terrance at 407-628-0555.

 

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