Sun 5/7 @ 11AM-5PM
With increases in incidents of anti-Semitism and Holocaust deniers emboldened to speak out, events such as the Holocaust Education & Remembrance Day at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage are more important than ever. The event honors WW III liberators, Holocaust survivors and their families, some of whom will share their stories at the museum on this day.
Among other things, visitors can hear the story of the film Schindler’s List come alive as Ziona Austrian talks about how her father and her aunt were rescued by Oskar Schindler and see a 1pm screening of the film Lost Town about the town of Trochenbrod that was wiped out by the Nazis.
Admission on this day is only $5 which includes guided tours of its exhibition This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement at 1, 2 and 3pm.
“As a museum of diversity and tolerance, depictions of everyday people who stood up for justice fits perfectly with our efforts to encourage individuals to understand and accept their roles in ending intolerance, ” says Maltz education director Jeffery Allen. “The Holocaust showed us that apathy and silence are not options.”