Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center Memory Keepers Online Cocktail Hour: GenerationsForward Speaker Series with Julie Zilberberg

July 24, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center’s Memory Keepers Online Cocktail Hour will feature GenerationsForward speaker Dr. Julie Zilberberg on July 24 at 4 p.m.

Julie Zilberberg is the only child and grandchild of Holocaust survivors.  Julie’s story focuses on her father’s very young childhood together with his parents in Kozienice, Poland, to the camps, after the war in Europe, and finally to the United States.  Julie also shares the story of her maternal grandparents from Dvinsk, Latvia as they escaped through various countries, to Africa, and then to the United States.

Julie, an experienced educator, emphasizes the grave important of standing up in the face of injustice, and the necessity of guarding against those who promote hatred and discrimination.

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