Friday, April 9, 2021

Show & Tell: Documents from a Member's Family in Nazi-Occupied Europe (Sun, Apr 11)

Closeup of Passport Border Stamp
Passport Border Stamp

Update: Recording of the presentation
(password protected)

When and Where: On Sunday, April 11 at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom. 

The direct link to the presentation is in members and friends emails. If you are not on our contact list and would like to attend, please email us.

What: One of our members (KP) will present and talk about the few documents saved from her family’s experience in Nazi-occupied Austria and Czechoslovakia. These are documents she has never shared completely before, not even with her family. They tell something about the experience of her parents in Vienna and that of a cousin and his family in the Moravian-Silesian region in eastern Czechoslovakia. They span the years 1938 to 1941 and illustrate events from the annexation of Austria into the German empire and Nazi occupation of Czechloslovakia. 

Duration: KP's presentation will begin at 3:00 p.m. and last approximately 30 minutes, after which there will be time for questions and discussion. 

Future Events? With this event, the Cultural Arts Committee will start what we hope will be a series of Zoom get-togethers entitled “Show and Tell.” We want to create a way for members of the Beth Shalom community to share experiences and stories about their own or their family’s experience as Jews. Items shared can include ritual or other artifacts and objects, photographs, stories, or anything else you would like to share with the community.