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Virtual programs Museum of Jewish Heritage in June

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, continues to launch new, virtual programs for its audiences while the Museum remains closed in accordance with COVID-19 safety precautions.  The following events are scheduled for June: 

GENerally Speaking 
Thursday, June 4 | 7 p.m.

What does it mean to be a third- or fourth-generation Holocaust survivor? Is trauma transmitted through epigenetics, or inherited along with family stories and heirlooms? Tablet Magazine Deputy Editor Stephanie Butnick, co-host of the leading Jewish podcast “Unorthodox,” will lead a new MJH Live series exploring these questions and more with a changing roster of guests. The first installment will feature guests Alyssa Greengrass Sommer and David Wachs, who will share their grandparents’ Holocaust stories.

Perspectives from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum 
Tuesday, June 9 | 2 p.m.

One million Jews and tens of thousands of others were murdered at Auschwitz, which has become the most widely-recognized symbol of the Holocaust. The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum (ABSM) is responsible for preserving and interpreting that momentous history on the site of the former Nazi camp in Oswiecim, Poland. Pawel Sawicki, ABSM press officer and a project leader of the “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.” exhibition, will discuss the Museum’s expansive work.

Understanding Anne Frank 
Thursday, June 25 | 2 p.m.

The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam has become a site of pilgrimage for millions of people around the world captivated by Anne Frank’s story. Its rich collections include many of Anne’s original items, several of which are on display in “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Join Teresien da Silva, Head of Collections at the Anne Frank House, for a discussion of Anne’s life, legacy, and diary.

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