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Holocaust Remembrance at the Library

Holocaust Remembrance at the Library

Posted April 06, 2013


Join guest speaker and Holocaust survivor Dr. Michael Kesler as he shares his own story of survival. Thursday, April 11; 7 p.m.

The East Brunswick Public Library’s efforts to help chronicle the tragedy of the Holocaust will continue with an evening of remembrance and music. Join guest speaker and Holocaust survivor Dr. Michael Kesler as he helps celebrate the latest expansion of The Library’s Holocaust Memorial Collection by sharing his own story of survival. The event will include Dr. Kesler, as well as speakers Dr. Paul Winkler, Dr. Jacob Solomon Berger, and a musical interlude by Dr. Tamara Freeman.

In 1983, the East Brunswick Public Library received a major contribution from the Yad Vashem Committee of the East Brunswick Jewish Center and its chairman, Karl Kaplan, to establish a premier Holocaust Memorial Collection. The collection, available to all, has been growing ever since. This year Yad Vashem has made a generous endowment to the library to purchase books for the collection for many years to come. In addition, Dr. Kesler and his wife, Dr. Barbara Reed, have donated a collection of Yizkor Books, translated by Dr. Berger. These special books enhance residents’ firsthand knowledge of this tragedy.

The Library is deeply grateful for this thoughtful and thought provoking donation and we urge you to attend this special event.

Tickets to this special event are limited. For more information call 732-390-6781. Tickets are available at The Library’s circulation desk.