Tuesday, June 4, 2013

This Sunday, Bear Witness

It is always a special opportunity to hear from Holocaust survivors, and this Sunday the public is invited to hear these stories first-hand. Drop by the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and chat with members of the Museum family who also happen to be authors of memoirs, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Learn about their rich history as it relates to the Museum’s exhibitions. They will be in the Spitzer lobby Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This event is free.
Here are the folks we are expecting:

Bernard Gotfryd, a photographer and journalist and a member of the Polish resistance during the war, is the author of Anton the Dove Fancier.
Ruth Gruener, a hidden child, and Jack Gruener, a prisoner of 10 concentration camps, are married. She is the author of Destined to Live: A True Story of a Child in the Holocaust and together with Alan Gratz they wrote Prisoner B-3087.

Lucie Liebman, a young girl who witnessed unimaginable horror during the Nazi period, has written Unconquered: A Tale of a Girl's Survival During the Holocaust. 

Elly Gross, a survivor of Auschwitz, is the author of Elly: My True Story of the Holocaust; The Poems of Elly Gross: Memories of a Holocaust Survivor; and Elka’s Growing Up.

Greta Elbogen, hidden in a Red Cross shelter on the outskirts of Budapest, is a poet whose poems appear in the volume Remember Me.
In addition, Marion Reiss, a Gallery Educator, teacher, and adjunct college professor, will be on hand to discuss her soon-to-be-published book Not to Forget: The Story of Harry Reiss and the Creation of the Rockland Center for Holocaust Studies.

Join us this Sunday afternoon.

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