From Memory to Action: 75 Years of Liberation

Top Pick April 19, 2020 Boston Free
(Courtesy JCRC of Greater Boston)
(Courtesy JCRC of Greater Boston)

Join us for “From Memory to Action: 75 Years of Liberation—Our Charge for the Future,” a community Holocaust commemoration of Yom HaShoah.

Recognizing 75 years since the liberation of the concentration camps and 25 years since the dedication of the New England Holocaust Memorial, featuring Holocaust survivor Frieda Grayzel and music from the Boston Children’s Chorus.

Event co-chairs: Boston City Councilor Andrea J. Campbell, John Kraft and Nancy S. Taylor.

Survivor Speaker: Frieda Grayzel

Frieda Tenenbaum Grayzel was born in Poland in 1934 and was 5 years old when Nazi Germany invaded and occupied her country. Her family fled their hometown for Poland’s capital, but after the bombardment by the German military, they returned home and were interned in the Tomaszow ghetto. The family—with her sister, Dorka, who was born in Warsaw on Sept. 7, 1939—were taken to the Bliżyn labor camp, where Frieda’s 4-year-old sister was taken away and killed. After her father was deported for camps unknown, Frieda and her mother were deported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Out of more than 1 million people sent there, she is one of only a few hundred children who survived. Frieda has worked as an arts administrator and as a social worker and psychotherapist, and has also spent years sharing her story to ensure that future generations know the past and understand the dangers that exist today.

Musical Guests: The Boston Children’s Chorus

Boston Children’s Chorus harnesses the power of music to connect our city’s diverse communities, cultivate empathy and inspire social inquiry.

Location: The Great Hall in Faneuil Hall.

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Sunday, April 19, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Faneuil Hall

Boston, MA 02109

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