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Americans and the Holocaust Traveling Exhibition

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Remembering Kristallnacht: A Survivor’s Story

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 9
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Edith Garland Dupré Library
Manny Klepper, a Lafayette resident and Holocaust survivor, shares his personal account of Kristallnacht—the attack on German Jews that signaled the start of the Holocaust on Nov 9, 1938. During the two-day Kristallnacht, at least 100 Jews were killed throughout Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia. Nazi Party military forces arrested another 30,000 Jews and sent them to concentration camps. *Registration required*

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Opening Reception

Date: Friday, Nov. 11
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Edith Garland Dupré Library
Private event by invitation only. Keynote speaker: Dr. Richard Frankel, History Professor at UL Lafayette. Dr. Frankel specializes in the history of modern Germany, with particular interests in nationalism, antisemitism, and political culture.

Sons and Soldiers Book Discussion (Ages: 14 & up)

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Lafayette Public Library - South Regional
Sons and Soldiers: The Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned for Retribution by Bruce Henderson shares the stories of young Jewish boys who escaped from Nazi-occupied Europe and resettled in America, then returned to fight for their adopted homeland and for the families they had left behind. Book copies are available for check out at Lafayette Public Library and Dupré Library. This book club is both in-person and online.

The U.S. And The Holocaust Film Screening

Date: Friday, Nov. 18
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Lafayette Public Library - South Regional
Watch a preview of The U.S. and the Holocaust, a three-part film series directed and produced by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein. It explores America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history. The film will be followed by a discussion with UL Lafayette professor Charles E. Richard, noted nonfiction writer and writer/producer of documentaries.

TOLI Educators Workshop

Date: Thursday, Dec. 1
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Edith Garland Dupré Library - Room 221
The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI) provides professional development seminars for educators in the US and abroad that link the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides to current world events, working with teachers to promote a human rights and social justice agenda in their classrooms. Learn about TOLI’s educational model and get ideas for use in 6th grade and up classrooms from Penny Kinchen, Middle School Administrator at Central Private School. Light refreshments will be served. *Registration required*

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