Riford Library will host lecture series on Holocaust for parents, teens, teachers

Rene MacVey, Museum Fellow, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. will present six lectures under the title “The Holocaust as Living Memorial” at the Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave.

  • April 9 at 12:30 p.m. “The Witnesses, Part 1: A discussion of the ‘Shoah’ film interviews,” a program for high school students and adults.
  • April 17 at 1 pm. “The Witnesses, Part 2: A discussion by Holocaust survivors from San Diego’s New Life Club,” a program for high school students and adults.
  • May 15 and May 22 at 1 p.m. A two-part program, each of which will include one-half of a movie (TBA) followed by a discussion, a program for young people and their parents.
  • June 4 at 1 p.m. “Plundered Art of the Jews During World War II: Cultural Treasures Lost Along With Lives,” with “The Rape of Europa” (film) and “Thieves of Baghdad “(book), a program for adults and teens.
  • June 11 at 1 p.m. “Teaching the Holocaust’s lessons,” a program for teachers at all grade levels on themes, media, and resources for including Holocaust studies in existing curricula.

More information on the free programs is available by calling the library at (858) 552-1657.



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