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.
Institute for Holocaust Education
333 S. 132nd Street
Omaha, NE 68154