Holocaust Survivors to Tell Their Stories

11am, Friday, January 27, 2017

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Please join us at 11am on Fri., Jan. 27, 2017 to hear the personal stories of five local Holocaust Survivors who will be sharing excerpts from the book “To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust Survivors of Southern Arizona.”

They will relate their first-hand accounts of survival during one of the world’s worst periods in history. This reading is at the Jewish History Museum, 564 S. Stone Avenue in downtown Tucson.

January 27th marks the 72nd  anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, where the Nazis killed more than a million people during the Holocaust. Most of those killed were Jewish, though the Nazis also killed others sent to the concentration camp. Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated on January 27, 1945.

The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27th as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this day, we remember the deaths of an estimated six million Jews, one million gypsies, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.