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Mayor Ron Nirenberg to Speak at 8th Annual Holocaust: Learn and Remember Opening Reception on 1/6/2020

8th Annual The Holocaust: Learn & Remember Commemoration to be hosted by San Antonio Public Library and the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio


WHAT:           Opening reception and theme announcement for the 8th annual The Holocaust: Learn & Remember month-long commemoration of the Holocaust. Anna Grace Mako will be speaking about her grandmother’s experience of living in Budapest, Hungary during WWI.


WHEN:           Monday, January 6, 2020

                        9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


WHERE:         Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio

                        12500 NW Military Hwy., 78231


WHO:              Mayor Ron Nirenberg

Ramiro S. Salazar, Director, San Antonio Public Library

Ronit Sherwin, Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio

Howie Nestel, Co-Founder, The Holocaust: Learn & Remember

Anna Grace Mako, graduate of the Holocaust Study Tour and current student at the University of Texas at Austin


MORE:            San Antonio Public Library and its partners aim to enlighten and educate the community with this important initiative in order to promote tolerance and inspire acceptance. The 2020 theme is Women in the Holocaust. Physically more vulnerable and more likely to be caretakers than men, women faced special challenges during the Holocaust. Offsetting these weaknesses, women were also more likely to band together to support one another in the camps and ghettos.

Throughout the month of January, the Holocaust Memorial Museum and the San Antonio Public Library will host programs that highlight artists and works of art exploring the experiences of women Holocaust survivors during the war and after their liberation. 

Program attendees will have the opportunity to explore the Holocaust through the eyes of survivors at powerful art exhibits, live performances, and presentations from nationally recognized scholars.

Visit or call 210-207-2500 for a complete schedule of programs.


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