Friday, April 11, 2014

Two unique events for Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Sunday, April 27th at 4:00 p.m., the United Hebrew Congregation in Terre Haute will host the Bloomington Chamber Singers for a presentation of "Annelies," a choral setting of The Diary of Anne Frank.  "Annelies" brings to life the diary written by Anne Frank from 1942 to 1944, when her family took refuge from the Nazis in the back of an Amsterdam warehouse.  The piece is set in a series of vignettes, beginning with the Frank family's plan to go into hiding and ending with their capture and transfer to the concentration camp. The United Hebrew Congregation is located at 540 South Sixth Street. The event is free and open to the public.  

On Tuesday, April 29th at 5:30 p.m., CANDLES will host the final program in our 2013-14 film and speakers series, the award-winning film Nicky's Family. This film tells of Sir Nicholas Winton, known by many as the "British Schindler," who organized the rescue of 669 children from Prague just before the outbreak of World War II. The film will be followed by a discussion and Q&A led by one of Sir Nicky's surviving "children," Dr. Renata Laxova, who escaped Prague for England on one of Winton's Kindertransport trains at midnight on July 31, 1939. Admission is also free and open to the public. 

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