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
WHEN: Monday, January 6, 2020
9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Holocaust Memorial Museum of San
12500 NW Military Hwy., 78231
Mayor Ron Nirenberg
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
Visit mysapl.org or call 210-207-2500
for a complete schedule of programs.