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Posted 3/6/18

In late March we have our annual Week of Understanding.  Part of that is a public speaker.  There are two opportunities this year.  Dr. Mark Wygoda will speak about his father's Holocaust resistance experiences at Countryside Community Church on March 20th at 7 PM and again  on March 21 at 6:30 PM at the Millard Branch of the Omaha Public Library.  Free admission for both.  Also on March 21 at 6:30 PM, Hungarian Holocaust survivor, Agnes Schwartz, will speak at the Durham.  Museum admission applies.

In addition you are also  welcome to attend  our local Holocaust remembrance event - Yom Hashoah - on April 11 at 7:00 PM at Beth El Synagogue. This is open to the public.  While there will be some Jewish prayers, the event is not a religious service.  It is a great opportunity to visit a synagogue and remember victims of the Holocaust.

We do have an exhibit - Portraits of Survival - on the Jewish Community Center campus.  It is a collection of portraits of our local survivors and liberators. I would be happy to tell you stories about the survivors and liberators.  At the same time you could visit the Omaha Jewish Historical Society's museum here and learn a little about Judaism.

Please let me know if you have questions about any of these possibilities.  I am happy to discuss them with you.

Donna Walter
Education Coordinator
Institute for Holocaust Education
333 S. 132nd Street
Omaha, NE 68154
[email protected]