Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center Memory Keepers: GenerationsForward Speaker Series with Ziporah Janowski

June 12, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center’s Memory Keepers Online Cocktail Hour will feature GenerationsForward speaker Ziporah Janowski on June 12 at 5 p.m.

Ziporah’s father, Meier Janowski, was living a prosperous life in the Polish town of Wolbrum where he was helping run the family business and was part of a revered religious family. Ziporah speaks of her father’s incredible losses framed by his cleverness and innate will to survive. She discusses how he picked up the pieces of his shattered life to create a new family, moving from Germany to Israel and then to the United States. Ziporah also speaks of what life is like as an American child of Polish Holocaust survivors and the lasting imprint being Holocaust survivors left upon her parents.

As part of our mission, we have established the Memory Keepers Online Cocktail Hour—our stories, where our members will share their family’s experiences. Each cocktail hour, a Memory Keeper will give testimony which can be seen online from the safety and comfort of your own home.
We tell our family’s story from our next generation perspective, adding new meaning to the survivors’ powerful stories of witness. Our stories provide a thought-provoking window into the unimaginable consequences of human hate, and help individuals realize that their daily choices matter, that one person can make a difference, and that hope is important, regardless of the circumstances.

As part of the GenerationsForward initiative of the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center, Memory Keepers help achieve its mission to teach the lessons of the Holocaust, to promote the right of all people to be treated with dignity and respect, and to encourage speaking up and acting against all forms of hate, bigotry, and prejudice.

For Zoom long-in information, please e-mail Millie Jasper at mjasper@hhrecny.org