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Date:
May 1, 2014
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Jodene Glaesemann, Lincoln City Libraries, 402-441-4462

Lincoln City Libraries to Host Talk, Exhibit During Holocaust Remembrance Week

As part of national Holocaust Remembrance Week, Holocaust survivor Lou Leviticus of Lincoln will give a presentation at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th Street. Leviticus, Professor Emeritus of Biological Systems Engineering at UNL, will talk about his experiences during five years of war in his native Netherlands. His immediate family died in the conflict, but he managed to escape and will describe the difficulties of living through the Nazi years. Funding for his presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has provided a poster exhibit called "Confronting the Holocaust: American Responses," which will be on display at the Walt Branch Library through Friday, May 9. The display features photos depicting the personal histories of victims and survivors as well as the American response. Also part of the exhibit is a "Wall of Remembrance" listing the names of over 5,000 people who perished in the Holocaust and their countries of origin.

More information about these events and the Holocaust is available at all Lincoln City Libraries and at lincolnlibraries.org.


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