Holocaust: Learn and Remember 2014

REPLAY VIDEO: In partnership with the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio and the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and the San Antonio Public Library presented the second Holocaust: Learn and Remember. Learn and Remember aims to tell the stories of the victims of the Holocaust, including those who were not Jewish.

Beginning with a commemoration on April 28 , 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, Holocaust: Learn and Remember events were scheduled throughout the month of May. Survivor stories were presented at several branch locations, and artifacts on loan from the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio were on display at additional branch locations system-wide.

Additionally, Connect at the Central Technology Test Drive area on the first floor of Central Library dedicated its iPad collection exclusively to a “digital exhibit” commemorating Holocaust Remembrance. The exhibit included access to the official website and digital, audio and video presentations created by the San Antonio Public Library and the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio.

The opening reception included remarks by Ronit Sherwin, CEO of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio, Francesca Garrett, Executive Director of the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio and Ramiro S. Salazar, Director of the San Antonio Public Library. The event was organized by Howie Nestel of Sharkmatic, who co-founded Learn and Remember with Salazar in 2013. Several Holocaust artifacts were on display to the public for the first time during this program. NOWCastSA recorded the Commemoration and you can re-experience it by clicking the video below.


Holocaust: Learn and Remember event schedule:

Survivor Stories- Personal accounts of life in a World War II concentration camp.


Anna Rado

Thursday, May 8, 6:30 p.m.

Parman Branch Library (20735 Wilderness Oak, 78258)


Rose Williams

Monday, May 12, 6 p.m.

Igo Branch Library (13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy., 78249)


Susanne Jalnos

Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m.

Mission Branch Library (3134 Roosevelt Ave. 78214)


Holocaust History- Holocaust Museum of San Antonio scholar in residence and Texas A&M San Antonio history professor Dr. Edward B. Westermann will discuss the Holocaust.

Saturday, May 10, 2 p.m.- Landa Branch Library (233 Bushnell, 78212)

Monday, May 19, 6 p.m.- Forest Hills Branch Library (5245 Ingram, 78228)

Tuesday, May 27, 6 p.m.- Cortez Branch Library (2803 Hunter, 78224)

Thursday, May 29, 6:30 p.m.- Cody Branch Library (11441 Vance Jackson, 78230)

Special thanks to sponsors: Glenda Alter, Jeff Berler, Judge Bonnie Reed and Stuart Schlossberg, The Lynn and Samuel Stahl Family Philanthropic Fund, and PlainsCapital Bank.

For more information about Holocaust: Learn and Remember, visit learnandremember.org or call 210-207-2500.