HOUSTON, TX (Jan. 10, 2013) – Holocaust Museum Houston will host a brunch this January to celebrate the second printing of the survivor book “The Album: Shadows of Memory.”
The book represents the recollections of eight Houston-area Holocaust survivors who, in 2004, began the process of writing down their memories of their lives before, during and after the Holocaust. Each of the eight survivors will be seated at a table and will discuss their life stories with participants at the brunch, scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in the Museum’s Morgan Family Center, 5401 Caroline St., in Houston’s Museum District. The event also marks the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp Auschwitz.
Tickets are $30 for HMH members and $40 for non-members, and admission includes brunch and one copy of the book “The Album: Shadows of Memory.” Additional copies of the book will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested. Visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to register online.
Individual copies of the book itself may be ordered online from the Museum Store at http://www.hmh.org.
“The Album: Shadows of Memory” was created by the Museum as part of the “Memory Project,” a program originally developed by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.
The project brought the eight Holocaust survivors together to work with a creative writing instructor to learn how to explore and document some of the inner-most feelings associated with their Holocaust experiences. The survivors spent 10 months examining some of the most sensitive places of their souls to record their thoughts for future generations.
Survivors scheduled to attend the event include Lissa Streusand, who fled Poland to come to America in 1939; Edith Hamer, who fled Lithuania with her parents when she was just two years old; and Sam Rubin, who was forced into hiding in 1941 and whose mother was killed at Auschwitz in September 1943. The book also includes works from survivors Chaja Verveer, Celina Fein, Riki Roussos, Pauline Rubin and Hania Lewkowitz.
The brunch is made possible with special thanks to Chef Vladmir Smirnov and the catering crew in honor of the survivors.
Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy. Holocaust Museum Houston is free and open to the public and is located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004.
For more information about the Museum, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.