Days of Remembrance
In partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Shirlington Branch Library will host Holocaust survivor George Pick on Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m.
The Days of Remembrance are an eight day period which runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) through the following Sunday.
Mr. Pick and his parents hid for much of 1944 in a Budapest factory until they were taken by police to a central ghetto in the city. They were liberated by Soviet troops in January 1945.
First person accounts are an invaluable way to connect with our past. As the years pass, our opportunities to connect with people who endured this horrible time in our history diminish. Many survivors have health issues that may arise and prevent them from speaking at events scheduled too far in advance.
During the month of April, Shirlington will also screen powerful films depicting the horror and humanity of the Holocaust.
April 6th, 2 p.m. – “Life is Beautiful”
April 20th, 2 p.m. – “The Pianist”
April 27th, 2 p.m. – “Schindler’s List”
We’ll share more information about our speaker as we have it.