For immediate release Tuesday, March 8, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams, Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067
Birmingham Holocaust Education Center contact:
Maggie Blow, Programs Administrator
Holocaust Education Center to present "A Survivor Speaks" at Central Library on Wednesday, March 9
– The Birmingham Holocaust Education Center (BHEC) is to present “A Survivor Speaks” at the Central Library, 2100 Park Place, in downtown Birmingham on Wednesday, March 9. The noon presentation by Denise Lewis is a part of a series of Holocaust remembrance programs the center is hosting during the month of March in partnership with the Birmingham Public Library (BPL).
The BHEC’s annual Holocaust Speaker Series, featuring local and out-of-town speakers, are free of charge, and began on March 2. The remaining programs, to be held in the Arrington Auditorium in the Linn-Henley Building, are as follows:
- Monday, March 14, 6 p.m.: Dr. James Sedlis: My Father, A Partisan from Vilna
- Tuesday, March 22, 6 p.m.: Esther Levy: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Dora Nesselroth
"We have co-sponsored events with the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center each March for more than 10 years, and the staff of the Center has put together another wonderful series for 2016,” said Jim Baggett, head of the Department of Archives and Manuscripts at the Birmingham Public Library. “We can never allow the Holocaust to slip from memory and we're always pleased to play a part in sharing this history and helping our visitors understand the experiences of those who lived through the Holocaust."
Rebecca Dobrinski, executive director of the Birmingham Education Resource Center, said the BERC is “excited to be partnering with the Birmingham Public Library again this year - this is something our supporters look forward to every year. This year is special because we have two stories we haven't told before. It is so important for us to have such a great venue to be able to share these stories with the community and keep the history and lessons of the Holocaust alive for future generations."
The BHEC is also hosting other events, including the annual Holocaust in Film series that began Sunday at the Emmet O’Neal Library in Mountain Brook. The series features UAB History professor Dr. Andre Millard, who will hold discussions following each film. The film schedule, free of charge, is as follows:
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BPL
- Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m. - Radical Evil
- Sunday, April 3, 2 p.m. - Phoenix
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at www.bplonline.org
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About the BHEC
The BHEC’s mission is to keep the history of the Holocaust alive by providing engaging resources, programs, and initiatives to the students, teachers, and communities of Alabama. Visit www.bhamholocausteducation.org
for more information.