Join the San Antonio Public Library
and the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio
for the 9th Annual
Holocaust Learn & Remember
This year's series will run from January 4-31, 2021 and will feature an online exhibit, online programs, take and make kits, a Holocaust Remembrance Walk and more.
This year's theme is Isolation and Discrimination in the Holocaust.
On this page, you can find all the information about the various programs and activities that will occur throughout the month of January.
Check out the below promotional video with more details about this year's program series.
| CLOSING EVENT
FEATURING HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR EVI BLAIKIE
Wednesday, January 27th at 6 pm
Link to Register
After you register, you will receive an immediate, automatic email with the access information for the event
What is it like to hide for extended periods of time – only to lose most of your family?
Hear the firsthand account of isolation experienced during the Holocaust from survivor
Evi Blaikie. Ms. Blaikie was born in Paris, smuggled to Hungary at the outbreak of
World War II, went into hiding in Hungary with her mother for a year, was liberated, and
then returned to France where she was placed in an orphanage. Learn how
Ms. Blaikie overcame all the challenges in her life and continues to advocate for tolerance
so that an atrocity like the Holocaust never occurs again.
|Holocaust Learn and Remember 2021 Online Exhibit: ISOLATION|
From 1933 to 1945, those deemed inferior or unwanted by Hitler and the Nazi party faced many forms of isolation. Through the use of propaganda and censorship, those targeted were slowly isolated from society. These groups saw their civil rights gradually taken away and eventually disenfranchised, losing the protections afforded by citizenship. Without these protections the Nazis were able to begin physically segregating these groups from society with the introduction of ghettos, and later killing centers. For survivors of Hitler’s 12-year regime, the long-term effects of isolation continue to affect them decades after the Holocaust.
Visit the online exhibit created
|HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE WALK|
As a part of Holocaust Learn and Remember this year, we invite you to visit Semmes Branch Library to view a Holocaust Remembrance Walk. This Walk features images and text from this year’s online Holocaust Learn and Remember Exhibit. As you view the images and read the text, we hope that you learn more about the trauma, isolation, and discrimination that victims of the Holocaust experienced. The Holocaust Remembrance Walk will be available at Semmes Branch Library (15060 Judson Rd, 78247) through January 31st.
Please practice social distancing as you share the grounds with other visitors.
Thank you to our partners for Holocaust Learn and Remember 2021.
We invite you to visit their websites:
Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio
LearnAndRemember.Org (Provided by Sharkmatic Advertising)
San Antonio Public Library Foundation
Jewish Federation of San Antonio
Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect