To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Museum of Jewish Heritage is hosting a special FREE panel of prominent New Yorkers whose parents survived the Holocaust.
Stories of Regeneration from the Second Generation includes internationally acclaimed architect Daniel Liebeskind and former New York Times reporter Joseph Berger, who wrote a book on the subject, Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust.
This program by children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors recollecting what it was like to grow up in the shadow of the Shoah was originally scheduled for International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, but postponed because of the snowstorm.
Stories of Regeneration from the Second Generation is rescheduled for a week from today, at 7pm Thursday, February 26th. Reserve FREE tickets here and of course you are welcome to make a donation to the museum in lieu of the free admission.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage is at 26 Battery Place in in Lower Manhattan. Be sure to visit the Garden of Stones, a Zen-like spot within the museum that is one of the most peaceful and contemplative places in NYC, and included in my NYC guidebook, Peaceful Places New York City.
In addition to Daniel Libeskind and Joseph Berger, panel participants include:
- Esther Perel, therapist and author; Sam Norich, publisher, Jewish Daily Forward;
- Museum Trustee Jack Kliger, chairman/CEO, British Heritage Magazine;
- Ruth Lichtenstein, publisher, Hamodia, founder/director Project Witness;
- Eva Fogelman, psychologist, author, filmmaker, and co-director of the International Study of Organized Persecution of Children;
- Rick Landman, attorney, professor, and director of INFOTRUE Educational Experiences.
- Stephanie Butnick, senior editor, Tablet Magazine, will represent the third generation;
- Amichai Lau-Lavie, spiritual leader of Lab/Shul and founding director of Storahtelling, Inc., will emcee the event.
- Museum Chairman Bruce C. Ratner will offer welcoming remarks.