What We Carry

by | Nov 21, 2012 | What’s Happening

Sunday, Jan. 6, 3 pm

In January it will have been a year since the Holocaust Commission’s Speakers’ Bureau was cut in half, when David Katz and Hanns Loewenbach passed away.

To try to continue to fulfill its mission of sharing personal survivors’ stories, the commission developed What We Carry, an educational program for schools and community groups based on documentary films and replicas of artifacts from the survivors’ journeys, all as part of a docent-led presentation.

A full Roper Theater at Tidewater Community College was treated to the films in a premiere in March. By popular demand and as a tribute to Katz and Loewenbach, the Holocaust Commission will present an encore showing of its 63-minute What We Carry documentary, and remember the lives of two of our heroes. Their children will share their thoughts about the men we all admired, and there will be a light reception.

The event will take place at Congregation Beth Chaverim. This moving presentation will highlight all of Tidewater’s local survivors, including the other What We Carry survivors, Dana Cohen and Kitty Saks, who have given so much of themselves to assure that meaningful Holocaust education continues.