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Joan Salomon: Reviving My Family's History

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 16 Iyar 5779

7:30 PM - 9:00 PMCommunity Room

Joan Salomon, Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center speaker, will discuss her family's experiences with the Holocaust in her presentation "Reviving My Family's History: Memorializing the Forgotten Jews of Mainz“. This speaking engagement is sponsored by the TINW Brotherhood.

Joan Long Salomon is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and the niece and granddaughter of Holocaust victims. She will speak about what it was like to be a Jewish person living in Nazi Germany, as seen through the lens of her family's experiences, as well as how being a child of a survivor has impacted her life. Her talk is punctuated by poignant excerpts from letters written by her grandmother in Nazi Germany to her mother in America.

Joan travels frequently to Germany where she engages in Holocaust research, speaking and memorialization work and the laying of Stolpersteine ("stumbling blocks") for victims from the city her family lived in.

Joan is a member of GenerationsForward, a group of second and third generation individuals sponsored by the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center of White Plains, New York. She has a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

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