Holocaust Survivor – David Bayer Teleconference

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
10:30 am
8765 State Hwy 151 Access Rd
San Antonio, TX 78245

3350 E Commerce St
San Antonio, TX 78220

2803 Hunter Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78224

Ninety-Four year old David Bayer will talk about his experience immigrating to the United States through Panama.

Tijuana Jews

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Central Library Auditorium
600 Soledad St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Film director Isaac Artenstein discusses Tijuana Jews, a one-hour documentary about the thousands of European Jews who sailed to Mexico in the early twentieth century. His documentary tells their story and provides insights into the experiences of the local pioneers who established the Jewish community in the region. Refreshments and a Q&A will follow.

Testimonio de sobreviviente: Hannah Pankowsky

Lunes, February 6, 2017
6:30 pm
Location: Pan American Branch
1122 W. Pyron Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78221

Hannah Pankowsky, sobreviviente del Holocausto y autora, compartirá la historia de la huida de su familia de Polonia en 1940. Después de vivir en los montes Urales bajo duras condiciones, regresaron después de la guerra y fueron ingresados en campos de desplazados hasta ir a México y luego a la Estados Unidos.

Survivor Talk: Hannah Pankowsky

Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:30 pm
Location: Central Library
600 Soledad St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Hannah Pankowsky, Holocaust survivor and author, will share the story of her family’s escape from Poland in 1940. After living in the Ural Mountains under harsh conditions, they returned after the war and were entered in displaced persons camps until going to Mexico and then the United States.

Uncle Gene’s Story: Howie Nestel

Monday, January 23, 2017
6:00 pm
Location: Landa Branch
3233 Bushnell Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212

Nestel, a descendant of Holocaust survivors, will tell the story of his uncle’s seven year flight from the Nazis and the story of his grandparents who attempted to immigrate to Cuba where they were turned away.

Testimonio de sobrevivien te: Rose Sherman Williams

Saturday, January 21, 2017
2:00 pm
Location: Cortez Branch
2803 Hunter Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78224

La sobreviviente local Rose Sherman Williams cuenta la historia de su viaje desde un ghetto con su familia, a Auschwitz, a Bergen-Belsen, donde fue liberada por las tropas británicas el 15 de abril de 1945.

Survivor Talk: Rose Sherman Williams

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
6:30 pm
Location: Pruitt Branch
5110 Walzem Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78218

Local survivor Rose Sherman Williams tells the story of her journey from a ghetto with her family, to Auschwitz, to Bergen-Belsen where she was liberated by British troops on April 15, 1945.

No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:30 pm
Location: Mission Branch
3134 Roosevelt Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78214

Monday, January 30, 2017
6:30 pm
Location: Igo Branch
13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy.
San Antonio, TX 78249

This film shares unknown details of the Frank family’s story before they went into hiding in the attic; based on recently discovered letters from Otto Frank.

Film Screening: An Unknown Country Q&A with Survivor Eva Balcazar

Saturday, January 14, 2017
2:00 pm
Location: Great Northwest Branch
9050 Wellwood
San Antonio, TX 78250

Sunday, January 29, 2017
2:00 pm
Location: Central Library
600 Soledad St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

This documentary tells the story of European Jews who escaped Nazi persecution to find refuge in an unlikely destination: Ecuador. Featuring first-hand accounts and archival material, the film follows the exiles’ perilous escape and difficult adjustment as they remade their lives in an unfamiliar land.
Following the screening Eva Balcazar, a child in Berlin at the time of the Night of Broken Glass (Kristallnacht) in 1938, will discuss her family’s escape to Ecuador.

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