Events

  • Children of War: Sharing a Family’s Tale

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016
    6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Location: Mission Branch Library
    3134 Roosevelt Ave.
    San Antonio, TX 78214

    Honorable Judge Peter Sakai, 225th District Court, will share his family’s experience in a Japanese internment camp during World War II.

  • A German Life: Against All Odds Change is Possible

    Thursday, May 26, 2016
    6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Location: Central Library
    600 Soledad
    San Antonio, TX 78205

    Dr. Wollschlaeger will discuss his book, A German Life: Against All Odds Change is Possible. The story describes his struggle growing up in Germany in the shadow of his father, a WWII German military officer. Dr. Wollschlaeger eventually converted to Judaism, immigrated to Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces as a medical officer.

  • From the Killing Fields to the White House: The American Dream in First Person

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Location: Mission Branch Library
    3134 Roosevelt Ave.
    San Antonio, TX 78214

    Captured and forced into slave labor by Khmer Rouge officials, former UN Ambassador Sichan Siv feared that he would be worked to death or killed. But he never abandoned hope or his improbable dream of freedom.

  • Children in the Holocaust

    Monday, May 23, 2016
    6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Location: Encino Branch Library
    2515 E. Evans Rd.
    San Antonio, TX 78259

    Maxine Cohen will speak about the Kindertransport, rescued children, those killed in the Holocaust and the local history tied to this subject.

  • Poetry Reading of the Unfathomable: Holocaust and After

    Monday, May 9, 2016
    6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Location: Encino Branch Library
    2515 E. Evans Rd.
    San Antonio, TX 78259

    Vivian Kearney, born in Poland in 1942, was placed in an orphanage during the war and then reclaimed by her mother Freda. Her poetry collection is a memorial and a commentary on the Holocaust. It also describes her mother’s last days before her death.

  • The Final Solution: Nazi Extermination Camps in Poland

    Monday, May 9, 2016
    6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Location: Igo Branch Library
    13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy.
    San Antonio, TX 78249

    Thursday, May 12, 2016
    6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Location: Cody Branch Library
    11441 Vance Jackson
    San Antonio, TX 78230

    UIW Professor Dr. Roger C. Barnes will share history, experience, and photography on the six major Nazi extermination camps operated in Poland: Chelmno, Treblinka, Majdanek, Sobibor, Belzec and Auschwitz.

  • Kick-Off Press Conference

    Press Event:
    Monday, May 2, 2016
    9:30am
    Location: Barshop Jewish Community Center
    12500 NW Military Hwy
    San Antonio, TX 78231

    Theme: Children of War