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March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm MST
The Center for Holocaust Education is proud to host the East Valley Generations After Descendants Forum for children, grandchildren and descendants of Holocaust survivors, as well as those interested in learning more about the impact of the Holocaust.
“From Liberation & Loss to Love, Lemonade & Laughter”
A presentation by Dr. Ettie Zilber
Wednesday, March 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held on Zoom. Register below to receive the link.
While the term ‘liberation’ conjures up celebrations and champagne glasses, it was nothing like that for those who were barely alive in 1945. The prisoners woke up one morning and suddenly discovered that their Nazi guards were gone and watched with worry as their liberators appeared. After five years of terror and abuse, what did the next five years have in store for Ettie’s family and tens of thousands of other displaced persons? Without social media or telecommunications, how did they reunite with the ‘surviving remnants?’ How did they deal with their liberators, rehabilitate and navigate the new dangers of war-torn and divided Europe… and then find a new home?
Dr. Zilber’s birth in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany marked her with a special responsibility. Retirement from a career as an educator and head of school in international schools in six countries has given her the opportunity to fulfill that responsibility – to research and document her family’s Holocaust experiences, reflect on their impact on the next generation, and share the stories with youth and adults worldwide.
As a result of the publication of her book, “A Holocaust Memoir of Love & Resilience: Mama’s Survival from Lithuania to America,” Ettie Zilber has been invited to present to youth and adults around the USA and numerous foreign countries, including Lithuania and Germany.
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Resources from past meetings
Holocaust by Bullets
Watch additional videos and interviews here.
Sign up for Father Patrick Desbois talk and learn about the exhibit here.
Sign up for transportation from the East Valley JCC to ASU on April 4 here.
Holocaust education in Arizona
View the Arizona Department of Education’s Holocaust education curriculum here.