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Upcoming Community Events

01/18/2023 11:00:00 AM

Jan18

Memory Keepers Story Hour: Julie Sherman

This event is part of series presented by the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center. All events are on zoom and start at 7pm. You can register for other events at the links below.

Julie Sherman is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Helen Sherman, born Chaya Scharfer. Julie tells the story of her mother, one of eight children born to an orthodox Hasidic German family. The family lived in Danzig, which is now Gdańsk Poland, and owned the largest kosher hotel on the Baltic Sea. The family members found refuge in Palestine, Japan, England and the US. In 1939, Julie’s mother, who was nine years old, and her sister, who was seven years old, were sent on a Kindertransport to England. 

There were many “upstanders”, ordinary people, Jews, non-Jews, and even Nazis who helped her mother’s family survive. Theirs is a story of miracles, but also of great loss and trauma. Julie tells the family story and talks about the lingering effects of their experiences and what it was like to grow up as a child of a survivor. 

To register to hear Julie Sherman's story click here.

 

Upcoming Memory Keepers Story Hour events:

Tamar Ben-Simon | Thursday, February 16th, 7pm | Register Here

Naomi Koller | Thursday, March 16th, 7pm | Register Here

William Zimmerman | Thursday, April 13th, 7pm | Register Here

Yonat Assayag | Thursday, May 18th, 7pm | Register Here

Sat, January 28 2023 6 Shevat 5783