Jan. 23—CHAPLIN — The Chaplin Public Library and the Chaplin Senior Center will jointly recognize International Holocaust Remembrance Day early, with a program on January 25.
International Holocaust Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland, which occurred on January 27, 1945, and pays tribute to the six million Jewish lives lost at the hands of Nazis. The day is also set aside for awareness and education aimed at preventing genocide in the future.
In Chaplin, the program will feature author Deborah Levison, the daughter of Holocaust survivors. She will discuss her parents' experiences during the Holocaust that led her to write "The Crate: A Story of War, Murder, and Justice." Levison previously authored "A Nest of Snakes," a book based on actual incidents of abuse at private boarding schools in New England.
Levison will have copies of both books for sale at the program, and autograph them as well. She was raised in Canada, but now lives in Connecticut with her family. More information on Levison and her works can be found on her website at debbielevison.com.
The program will be held at 6:30 p.m. The joint library and senior center facility is located at 130-132 Chaplin Street. In case of snow, the program will be postponed to February 11th at the same time and place.
The library also has a new collection of books on the holocaust and human rights, funded by a grant from the Hochberg Holocaust and Human Rights fund.
For more information on attending the program or on borrowing related materials, call the library at 860455-9424.
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