A sobering experience
June 2, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Elly Gross - “My True Story of the Holocaust”
Holocaust survivor Elly Gross will be sharing about her experiences through her moving poetry.
June 8 and 9, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Miriam Winter – Trains
Fellow survivor Winter will explore her past as a young Jewish girl, trapped in war-ravaged Poland.
June 22 and 23, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Greg Dawson - “Hiding in the Spotlight: a Musical Prodigy's Story of Survival, 1941-46”
The son of a Holocaust survivor, Dawson will retell his mother's compelling story of survival. A Jew sentenced to death, she escaped and used her musical talent to survive alongside her Nazi persecutors.
July 5, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
First Person Program – Leon Merrick
At some point, there will no longer be Holocaust survivors alive to tell their stories. Take advantage of the museum's events to hear firsthand accounts, like Leon Merrick's, a story that entails his time in several concentration camps.
If you are unable to get to D.C., consider visiting one of the museum's traveling exhibits:
June 21 – August 12
Fighting the Fires of Hate: American and the Nazi Book Burnings
Greensboro Historical Museum – Greensboro, NC
Now – July 22
Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals: 1933-1945
Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester – Rochester, NY