For Jewish American Heritage Month, join us as renowned Danish Scholar Dr. Therkel Straede presents a live, virtual program tracing the steps of the 470 Jewish men and women – children, adults, and elderly – who were sent to Theresienstadt, near Prague, and experienced the terror and hardship of the Holocaust in a horrible Nazi ghetto. Fifty-three did not survive. The www.danskejoederitheresienstadt.org website uses memoirs and video-interviews to document their ghetto experience, fears, but also hopes and "free spaces" in a world of oppression. Dr. Straede will demonstrate the diversity of their experience and reflections.
About the Presenter: Dr. Straede will join us from University of Southern Denmark, where he is a Professor of Contemporary History. Focusing most of his work and studies on the Holocaust, he is the founding member of the Danish National Comittee for the Counseling of Victims of Nazi German Persecution, Forced Labor and Genocide; a Fulbright visiting researcher at Georgetown University at the Center for German and European Studies, an associate scholar of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; Dr. Straede has created a series of articles for U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Encyclopedia of Nazi Camp.
Thank you to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.
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