Holocaust Remembrance Day program at the Library

“Evil does not need your help; only your indifference.”

—Hanns Loewenbach (1915-2012)

On Monday, January 28th, Regent University and the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater will observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a multimedia presentation, What We Carry, a documentary based on interviews with four Holocaust survivors from the Hampton Roads area.

What We Carry is an educational program for classrooms, museums and community outlets. It was created to preserve personal testaments from Holocaust survivors for future generations. In the words of the program’s creators: “First person accounts are the heart and soul of the unimaginable tragedy that is the Holocaust. To look into somebody’s eyes as they are recounting inconceivable degradation and horror is unforgettable. But what happens when survivors are no longer alive to share their stories? Who will teach the lessons of the Holocaust to future generations so that truth can continue, questions can be asked, and history cannot be rewritten?”

Monday’s presentation will focus on interviews with Hanns Loewenbach, who died last January at the age of 96. The program will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 in the Library Auditorium. A reception will follow. Please consider joining us for this important event.

For more information, visit the What We Carry website or visit the links on the Library’s What We Carry webpage.