Virtual launch of the Autograph book project on 20 August 2020

The Victoria Shoah Project and Congregation Emanu-El will have the official ‘virtual’ launch of the Maenni Ruben’s 1945 Theresienstadt Autograph album at 11 am PDT on August 20, 2020 via Zoom.

This virtual opening will have curator and project creator Janna Ginsberg introduce the ten-panel poster exhibit, designed by Karie McKinley, created to explain the content and context of the autograph book.

After Janna’s introduction, we will have a greeting from the director of the Terezin Memorial in the Czech Republic, and short three-minute presentations about the autograph book and its donor, Susi Deston. Presentations will be made by Congregation Emanu-El’s Rabbi Harry Brechner, violinist Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, historians Drs. Andrew Gow and Jordan Stanger-Ross, Maenni Ruben’s nephew Yosta Tezel, Susi Deston’s friend Sharon Fitch and retired physician and author Dr. Ruth Simkin.

Please join us via Zoom on the 20th!

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