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2020 Programs

"A World Erased" Presented by Noah Lederman

Noah Lederman is the author of the memoir A World Erased: A Grandson’s Search for His Family’s Holocaust Secrets. The Philadelphia Inquirer selected the memoir as one of the best books of the year and Booklist called A World Erased “a vital contribution to Holocaust collections.” His writing has been featured in The Economist, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, Tablet Magazine, Slate, The New Republic, The Times of Israel, JTA, The Jerusalem Post Magazine, and elsewhere.

Noah shared his journey to uncover the survival stories of his grandparents and how, from her kitchen table, Noah’s grandmother transformed into his hero.

This event was made possible in part by the Florence and Laurence Spungen Family Foundation.

This event took place on February 19, 2020, at 6:30 Eastern Time.


"Together We Remember" Presented by David Estrin

The grandson of four Holocaust survivors, David has made it his life’s purpose to leverage the power of collective memory to inspire collective action towards a world of “Never Again.” After graduating from Duke University with a degree in Public Policy, David joined Accenture Strategy, where he advised Fortune 500 clients and the firm’s flagship corporate philanthropy program, Accenture Corporate Citizenship. In January 2017, unnerved by the rise of fear and hate at home and abroad, David left Accenture to pursue his global vision for “Together We Remember” full-time.

This event was made possible in part by the Florence and Laurence Spungen Family Foundation, the CANDLES Youth Board, and STAND.

This event took place on March 3, 2020 at 6:30 Eastern Time.

David also spoke at Indiana State University's Human Rights Day on March 3rd, 2020.


"Hanna and Walter, A Love Story" Presented by Julie Kohner

Julie Kohner has been a Jewish educator for over thirty years, with a master’s degree in educational counseling. After Julie’s mother, Hanna, a Holocaust survivor, passed away in 1990, Julie began to create educational programs to honor the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Her goal was to teach the Holocaust as seen through her mother’s eyes. This was the beginning of “Voices of the Generations,” a unique and personal approach to Holocaust education.

Julie Kohner has presented “Voices of the Generations” for the past twenty-six years. Julie's parents wrote an autobiography, Hanna and Walter, A Love Story, which traces their journey from 1930s pre-war Europe to reuniting after the end of the war. “Voices of the Generations” teaches the devastation of the Holocaust through its impact on one family. It is through their only child, Julie, that Hanna and Walter’s story lives on.

This event was made possible in part by Voices of the Generations and the Florence and Laurence Spungen Family Foundation.

This event took place on November 5, 2020.


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