A Conversation with Holocaust Survivors @ Saratoga Library

As the generation of survivors pass on, they leave their important stories and lessons about the importance of tolerance education to their children to share with the world. In light of recent events, Saratoga Library and the Saratoga Historical Foundation invite you to this special opportunity to hear survivors speak in person.

Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Time: 2 pm
Place, Saratoga Library, Community Room
Free and open to all.

This event is made possible by the Friends of Saratoga Libraries. Checkout these recently published books and DVDs about the Holocaust that are available through the Santa Clara County Library District. 

 

In 1965 Manhattan, chef and Auschwitz survivor Peter Rashkin is resigned to solitude and devotes himself to running his restaurant until he meets and marries June, but the horrors of his past soon overshadow him and his new family.

Holocaust historian and New York Times bestselling author Max Wallace--a veteran interviewer for Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation--draws on an explosive cache of recently declassified documents and an account from the only living eyewitness to unravel the mystery. 

Author Pnina Bat-Zvi tells the true story about two brave sisters whose promise to "always, stay together" helped them survive Auschwitz. 
America has long been criticized for refusing to give harbor to the Jews of Europe as Hitler and the Nazis closed in. Now Rebecca Erbelding, a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum scholar, tells the extraordinary story of the War Refugee Board, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's little-known effort late in the war to save the Jews who remained.
"You're free. Go home." Most Holocaust films end with these words, the very words that survivors heard at liberation. However, this is not a typical Holocaust film. It begins with these words, inviting audiences to experience what happened next. In watching the struggles of survival, the audience feels a searing connection to our current political climate, as history teaches us the vital role humanity plays in our hopes for greater understanding and compassion.

This documentary traces a family's journey as one of only twelve Jewish families to survive the Nazi occupation of Prague during World War II. Marina Willer's exploration of today's refugee crisis, mirrored in the story of her own family

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