This Wednesday January 27 marks the 5th International Holocaust Rememberance Day as designated by the United Nations in 2005 to honor all the victims of the Nazi era.
Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives
On January 27th 1945 the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by the Allies ending one of the darkest periods in the world's history. Now 65 years later the Georgetown Library is presenting an exhbit titled ' A Reason to Remember' from Jan 17th thru Feb 13 2010 sponsored by the Congregation Havurah Shalom of Sun City. This traveling exhibit of photos, artifacts, and documents from five Jewish familes in the 1930's and 40's in Germany portrays the stories of life in the rural German village of Roth and is a microcosm of life across Nazi occupied Europe and how it affected the Jewish residents. On January 27th at 2pm the library will have a free lecture by C.S. Ragsdale, auther of 'Living Longer Than Hate', the story of Holocaust survivor William Morgan who escaped the camp at age 16. His entire family perished and he was the only inhabitant of his village to survive. For more information visit the United Nations Holocaust site, or the Georgetown Public Library.
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