Monday, January 24, 2022

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Program, Jewish Paris, and more




Echoes in Ink feather


Echoes in Ink: A Liberation Day Reading of Short Stories from the Holocaust
Thursday, January 27 | 10 AM ET

In the aftermath of the Holocaust, many Jewish writers turned to pen and paper to reckon with the enormity of their loss. The stories they wrote—both fiction and nonfiction—bring to life the darkest moments of human history at the same time as they remind us of the human capacity for renewal and regeneration.

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join the Museum for a reading of two such short stories: “The Road of No Return” written by Rachel Häring Korn and read by Mili Avital and “A Wedding in Brownsville” written by Isaac Bashevis Singer and read by Eleanor Reissa. The program will premiere at 10 AM Eastern Time and be available all day.




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History in a drawer


Visual Biography Workshop: Opening Your History Drawer
Sundays, January 30, February 6, February 13 | 2 - 4 PM ET
Discounted for Museum members | $108 for nonmembers

Connect with your history, family, ancestors, and self by creating a visual narrative that bridges past and present in this three-part workshop. Educator-artists Daphne Geismar and Ronit Lusky will guide participants through a process of uncovering and understanding a story and developing a framework for sharing it with others through image and text. The workshop, meant for descendants of Holocaust survivors, family archivists, and those who wish to create art out of artifacts, will meet on Zoom. Learn more ...





Jewish Quarter in Paris


Virtual Walking Tour: Jewish Paris
Sunday, January 30 | 11 AM ET
$18 for Museum members | $36 for nonmembers

Join the Museum and Our Travel Circle for a virtual walking tour through Le Marais, Paris’ Jewish Quarter. The neighborhood is famous for its old-world charm, cafes, cobblestone streets, hidden courtyards, and tranquil gardens on Rue des Rosiers. Our tour guide, Flora, is from a Parisian Jewish family and grew up in Le Marais. Together, we’ll explore the neighborhood’s Jewish history, visit its historic landmarks, and explore its evolution into one of Paris’ most trendy areas.

Museum members receive 50% off all virtual travel programs, as well as access to Jewish Heritage Travel trips.





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U.N. Approves Israeli Measure to Condemn Holocaust Denial
The resolution was aimed at combating what Israel and other countries have described as an epidemic of disinformation about the murder of nearly six million Jews and millions of others by the Nazis.



A Holocaust Survivor Honors the Woman Who Saved His life
In 1941, Rabbi Philip Lazowski and his family were among the Jews banished from their village in Poland by the Nazis and forced to live in a ghetto. He remembers the woman who saved his life in this moving 3-minute listen.



Eleanor Reissa: The Letters Project
This intimate conversation between Tony-nominated former National Yiddish Theatre Folksbience (NYTF) artistic director Eleanor Reissa and current NYTF artistic director Zalmen Mlotek explores the incredible story that inspired Reissa’s new book, The Letters Project: A Daughter’s Journey.



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Public programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy C. Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Battery Park City Authority; The Goldie and David Blanksteen Foundation; Marcia Horowitz Educational Fund for Cross-Cultural Awareness; and other generous donors.