"It was cool to have a chance to listen to a real person speak about what he went through during the Holocaust. He was the most credible source that we could have. I learned a lot more through his pictures and stories." ~ Boys Latin Charter School student
Upcoming Community Events
Date: Thursday May 7th
Location: National Museum of American Jewish History (101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106)
Meet Simon Malkes, author of ?The Righteous of the Wehrmacht who will tell the amazing true story of how a Nazi officer helped save the lives of a hundred Jews, including Simon and his family during the Holocaust. Simon will talk about his experience during the war, his escape and successful campaign to have this Nazi officer, "The Schindler of Darmstadt" included in the Righteous Title Among Nations in Yad Vashem.
Co-sponsored by the National Museum of American Jewish History and the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center
Dr. Lisa Kirschenbaum is a professor of history at West Chester University. She writes and teaches about modern Russia and the Soviet Union; war and memory; international communism; and gender in modern Europe. She has authored two books: Small Comrades: Revolutionizing Childhood in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932 and The Legacy of the Siege of Leningrad, 1941-1945: Myth, Memories, and Monuments.
Cost: $50 includes lunch and Dr. Kirschenbaum's presentation.