Journalists Reflect on Local Holocaust Survivor Stories
Jewish Book Festival and Holocaust Center commemorate Kristallnacht
A commemoration of Kristallnacht, the night of destruction that ushered in the Holocaust in 1938 Germany, features reflections and discussion on why survivors' experiences still matter by a panel of current and former Democrat & Chronicle journalists. The event is part of the JCC's 24th Lane Dworkin Annual Jewish Book Festival and sponsored by the Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information (CHAI) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester and the JCC's Rochester Holocaust Survivors Committee.
The Journalists on the panel contributed to the anthology Perilous Journeys: Personal Stories of German and Austrian Jews Who Escaped the Nazis, published by CHAI in 2001. Panelists include Doug Mandelaro, Mark Hare, Patti Singer and Michael Wentzel. The discussion will be moderated by Ronny Frishman, book festival co-chair and another contributor to Perilous Journeys.
Most of the survivors profiled in the anthology are gone, but their voices are heard in the Perilous Journeys web book (www.perilousjourneys.org). All local Holocaust survivor testimonies will be made available on the internet this spring through a project sponsored by CHAI and the JCC's survivors committee.
Admission is free of charge. A reception will follow the program.