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Never Again: A Special Observance of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance

April 2013

The Palm Beach County Library System will be offering a month-long series of programs throughout the Library System in commemoration of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance.

Adolf Hitler - What Made Him Tick

This lecture and PowerPoint presentation explores how Adolf Hitler's character traits, including a diagnosis of a borderline personality disorder, as well as his family tree, contributed to his virulent anti-Semitism and anti-Communism. The presenter, Dr. Donald Borsand has made a lifelong study of Adolf Hitler, and presents many interesting and perhaps little known facts. (90 min.) Preregister.

Gardens Branch
11303 Campus Dr., Palm Beach Gardens
Phone: 626-6133

“The Book Thief”— A Book Discussion

Join staff for a lively book discussion on Markus Zusak's "Book Thief." (60 min.)

Acreage Branch
15801 Orange Blvd. Loxahatchee
Phone: 681-4100

“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”— A Book Discussions

Join staff for a lively discussion of "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" by John Boyne. Preregister.

Greenacres Branch
3750 Jog Rd, Greenacres
Phone: 641-9100

Holocaust Days Film

Join staff for a film followed by a brief discussion. ©Miramax. (94 min.) PG-13. Preregister.

Greenacres Branch
3750 Jog Rd, Greenacres
Phone: 641-9100

Holocaust Days Film

Starring Daniel Craig, It is 1941 in Eastern Europe and amid the massacre of the Jews, three brothers manage to escape into the woods near their home. Initially just surviving, they soon begin a desperate battle against the Nazi’s. Their bravery attracts others to their fight for freedom as they find a way to avenge the deaths of their loved ones. ©Paramount Vantage. (137 min.) R

Wellington Branch
1951 Royal Fern Dr., Wellington
Phone: 790-6070

Holocaust Days Film

This Academy Award-winning Italian film starring Roberto Benigni tells the poignant tale of a man who uses humor to help him and his son survive imprisonment in a concentration camp. ©Miramax Films. (122 min.) PG-13

West Boca Branch
18685 State Road 7, Boca Raton
Phone: 470-1600

“Holocaust Witness”

This docudrama follows the story of Halina Laster, a young Polish Jewish girl who was arrested by the Germans for helping smuggle food into a Ghetto and who spent five years in several concentration camps before being released. Videographer Fred Singer leads a discussion following the film screening. (2 hrs.) Preregister.

Glades Road Branch
20701 95th Ave., South, Boca Raton
Phone: 482-4554 West Boynton Branch
9451 Jog Rd., Boynton Beach
Phone: 734-5556 Tickets available, two per person, beginning Apr 9. Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
5689 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
Phone: 233-1880 Preregister.

“Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home”

This documentary weaves together historical narrative, archival footage and deeply personal testimony to give voice the last generation of Holocaust victims and tell the story of a singular community in Chicago that has provided a safe haven to more than 1,000 Central European Jewish refugees and survivors. Documentarian Ethan Bensinger will introduce the film and answer questions following the screening. (2 hrs.) Preregister.

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
14350 Hagen Ranch Rd., Delray Beach
Phone: 894-7500 Tickets available, two per person, beginning Apr 1. Gardens Branch
11303 Campus Dr., Palm Beach Gardens
Phone: 626-6133

The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. The internationally recognized date comes from the Hebrew calendar and corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on that calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. This year, the official international observance falls on Mon, April 8

For more about the Holocaust Days of Remembrance, visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: http://www.ushmm.org/remembrance/dor/