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Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center is commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27, with a pair of programs that honor the legacy of the Bielski Partisan group.  

Film screening and Book Club discussion

Sunday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. 

The film “Defiance” by Nechama Tec will be discussed. The film is about the extraordinary experience of the Bielski partisan group and their leader, Tuvia Bielski. The film (based on the book) will be screened at 1 p.m. in advance of the book club discussion at 3:30 p.m. Leading the discussion will be Dr. Susan A. Bach, whose father, Joe Abrams (Josef Abramowicz) and mother, Esther Greenberg (Ester Grinberg) Abrams, were members of the Bielski Partisan group. 

An Afternoon with Mickey Bielski, son of Tuvia Bielski

Sunday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m.

Meet at the Holocaust Center for a special presentation from Mickey Bielski, whose father, Tuvia Bielski, was the leader of the Bielski Brothers, an organization of Jewish partisans who formed an armed brigade and fought against the Nazi’s and their collaborators. Mickey will share the story of what it was like to come of age in the shadow of the incredible legacy of his father. He will share his own, and his father’s stories, with humor, passion and above all, love.

This pair of programs, held to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is generously sponsored by Dr. Susan and Mr. Larry Bach in memory of Susan’s parents, Joe and Esther Abrams.


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