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Library Evenings Upstairs - From Barbed Wire to Bluegrass : Holocaust Survivors in Kentucky

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From Barbed Wire to Bluegrass : Holocaust Survivors in Kentucky presented by Jacqueline Kohl, Professor of English, Eastern Kentucky University and member of the national Holocaust Educators Network. This summer, Kohl was honored to be one of 25 teachers across the world chosen yearly for a full fellowship to study the Holocaust at the Memorial Library. Many think of Holocaust survivors staying in large cities such as New York City, but some settled in rural communities -- and usually keep silent. The University of Kentucky published a book by Arwen Donahue based on interviews with nine who settled in Kentucky. These testimonies, along with some personal interviews woven are into the larger timeline of the Holocaust. She will discuss survivors such as Ann Klein of Louisville (also deceased) who worked with eighth graders at St. Francis of Assisi in Louisville to have the Ernie Marx Resolution passed which encourages and supports Holocaust education across the Commonwealth. The story of Marx, a deceased Holocaust survivor from Louisville, is a part of filmmaker Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation. Co-Sponsored By The Kentucky Humanities Council

Library Evenings Upstairs - From Barbed Wire to Bluegrass : Holocaust Survivors in Kentucky

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