“Shortly after my father died, his brother, my uncle, gave me a photograph and for the first time in my life I learned that I had family that had perished during the Holocaust. …the man in the center, who was obviously the father, looked just like my father, my grandfather, and to be truthful, I recognized my own face in his and that photograph began the journey that changed the course of my life.”
– Penny Herbst
Local resident and historian Penny Herbst will recount her journey to discover the fate of her family who perished during the Holocaust.
Using original documents, rare photographs, video footage and eyewitness testimony, Herbst uncovers her own family’s narrative while also honoring the former Jewish residents of the small village of Mikolajow.
Join us for Desperation, Tragedy and Victory: A Search for the Family that Stayed Behind, Sunday, May 17, 2-3:30 p.m.
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