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July 13–27 | Global
Register for the discussion below and receive complimentary, on-demand
access to watch The
Seven Boxes, a documentary about Dory Sontheimer, a Barcelona
woman whose parents escaped Nazi Germany and raised her as a Catholic.
After their deaths, she followed their trail of letters, photographs, and
documents, and discovered relatives in six countries.
Tuesday, July 20, 7 p.m. ET |Live
discussion Join us to explore this inspiring story, and how
preserving Holocaust evidence and researching our own family trees can
deepen understanding of history.
After fleeing Nazism, many Jews concealed their identities to
survive and protect their loved ones. Following the war, these Holocaust
survivors and their descendants struggled to find those left behind. Learn
how personal artifacts help families piece together their past. View our event page for the full list of speakers,
including a Holocaust survivor, a genealogy specialist, and the Museum’s
longtime chief acquisitions curator, moderated by CNN's Bianna Golodryga.
Registration is required for this virtual program. The filmmakers have
graciously made The
Seven Boxes available to our audience for a limited time. The
link for the documentary is for personal use only and may not be
Photo: One relative Dory Sontheimer discovered is Holocaust
survivor Michael Gruenbaum (formerly Grunbaum), pictured with his mother,
Margaret, in 1930. US
Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Michael Gruenbaum