Holocaust Remembrance Day Presentation At The Library

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The Verona Public Library will commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a special presentation, “Gina’s Story: A Holocaust Remembrance Day,” on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Amanda Lanceter will share the experiences of her grandmother, Gina, and what she endured in the Holocaust. Gina was born in Brody, Poland, and was only 10 years old when World War II started, and a teenager at liberation. The presentation will feature recorded testimony, photographs, and other artifact images.

Lanceter is currently a program officer for research, education, and documentation at the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). Prior to joining the Claims Conference, she worked in the Education Department at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust for nearly a decade, developing curricula and teacher professional development programs. Lanceter, a 2005 graduate of Verona High School, led VHS students on a tour of the museum in 2018.

She received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College, Columbia University; through the New York City Teaching Fellows Program, she received her M.S.Ed. and taught at the College of Staten Island High School for International Studies, one of the top public high schools in New York City. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from Gratz College. She has spoken on panels about being a third generation Holocaust survivor and the impact of intergenerational trauma, and was part of the original pilot group of MJH’s Heritage Testimonies program, which trained second and third generation speakers to present about their relatives’ experiences using recorded testimony and artifacts.

The Verona Public Library is located at 17 Gould St.in Verona. For more information, contact the Library at 973-857-4848 or email [email protected].

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