The Railway People: A Survivor and a Songwriter with Raymond Meade
After visiting Auschwitz, songwriter Raymond Meade found himself searching for a project that could properly commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. "The Railway People" is the result of that search. In 2015, Raymond contacted Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor who agreed to help Raymond make "The Railway People" a reality. The pair returned to Auschwitz together to the selection platform where Eva last saw her parents and sisters decades before. There they recorded Raymond’s original poem “How Could It Be,” which he used in his song “At the Top of the Stairs,” and shot footage that would become "The Railway People." That was the beginning of a unique and lasting friendship.
The event will consist of a screening of "The Railway People," a presentation and performance by Raymond, and Q&A. Drinks and food will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds will go to CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center.