Friday, March 18, 2016

Holocaust Education Center, Central Library to Host "The Story of Holocaust Survivor Dora Nesselroth" on March 22

The Birmingham Holocaust Education Center (BHEC), on Tuesday, March 22, will present "The Story of Holocaust Survivor Dora Nesselroth," as told by Esther Levy, to close out its March series of Holocaust remembrance programs at the Birmingham Public Library. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Library’s Arrington Auditorium in the Linn-Henley Research Building. The BHEC’s annual Holocaust Speaker Series, featuring local and out-of-town speakers, are free of charge, and began on March 2.

Jim Baggett, head of the Department of Archives and Manuscripts at the Central Library, said the Birmingham Public Library has co-sponsored events with the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center each March for more than 10 years, and this month’s programs have been well received.

“We can never allow the Holocaust to slip from memory,” he said. “We're always pleased to play a part in sharing this history and helping our visitors understand the experiences of those who lived through the Holocaust."

Rebecca Dobrinski, executive director of the Birmingham Education Resource Center, said the BERC is excited to be partnering with the Birmingham Public Library again this year. “It is so important for us to have such a great venue to be able to share these stories with the community and keep the history and lessons of the Holocaust alive for future generations,” she said.

The BHEC is also hosting other events, including the annual Holocaust in Film series at the Emmet O’Neal Library in Mountain Brook. The series features UAB History professor Dr. Andre Millard, who will hold discussions following each film. The film schedule, free of charge, closes out on Sunday, April 3, with a 2:00 p.m. showing of Phoenix.

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