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

July 10, 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 William Zimmerman on July 10 at 5 p.m.

William Zimmerman is the son of Polish Jews, who survived the hardships and trauma of the Nazi era. His parents met and were married in Belgium shortly after the war and came to America in 1950. Through participating in the GenerationsForward Program, he realized his importance of telling his family’s story, especially to those who may not have previous knowledge about the Holocaust.

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