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Holocaust Days of Remembrance

Marking the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising during the Second World War, Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah in Hebrew, this year is officially commemorated on Mon, Apr 24. Once again the Palm Beach County Library System is proud to join the nation in commemorating Yom Hashoah.

Upcoming Events

Out of Chaos: Survival During the Holocaust
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Apr 05, 10:00 am
Henry Stark, a contributor to the book "Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember The Holocaust," talks about surviving the Holocaust as a hidden child in Belgium.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Holocaust Days of Remembrance: Righteous Among the Nations Documentary Series
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Apr 05, 2:00 pm
"The Hidden Child." ©PBS Home Video. (60 min.) This documentary chronicles the wartime experiences of Maud Dahme, one of an estimated 5,000 Jewish children hidden from the Nazis.
(90 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. TV-PG
Holocaust Days of Remembrance: Righteous Among the Nations Documentary Series
Tequesta Branch
Sat, Apr 08, 2:00 pm
"My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes." ©PBS. (90 min.) This documentary chronicles the incredible true story of Gino Bartali, Tour de France cycling champion, who risked his life to save refugees in World War II. All ages.
Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Holocaust Days of Remembrance: Righteous Among the Nations Documentary Series
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Apr 14, 2:30 pm
"Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust in Arab Lands." ©PBS Home Video. (60 min.) Robert Satloff set off post 9/11 to find an Arab hero whose story would change the way Arabs view Jews, themselves and their history.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Holocaust Days of Remembrance: Righteous Among the Nations Documentary Series
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Apr 17, 2:00 pm
"My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes." ©PBS. (90 min.) This documentary chronicles the incredible true story of Gino Bartali, Tour de France cycling champion, who risked his life to save refugees in World War II. All ages.
Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Meet the Author: Fedora Horowitz
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Apr 24, 2:00 pm
The author of "Jaffa Beach" discusses her latest book, "Only Yesterday...1941-1958," a memoir of her life growing up in Romania during the Holocaust and the communist regime.
(60 min.) Preregister, beginning Thu, Apr 13.
Holocaust Remembrance Day Film
Gardens Branch
Mon, Apr 24, 2:30 pm
"Son of Saul." ©Sony Pictures Classics. (107 min.) 2015 Academy award-winner for Best Foreign Language Film. In Hungarian with English subtitles.
Shown with permission. R
Holocaust Remembrance Book Discussion
Wellington Branch
Tue, Apr 25, 6:30 pm
“The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story,” by Diane Ackerman. The true account of the role the Warsaw Zoo played in helping Jews during World War II. Pick up a copy at the research services desk.
(60 min.) Preregister.