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Written by City of San Antonio on Jan 14 2020 - 12:25pm
The San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture presents a closing event for the landmark exhibition “The Day of the Dead in Art” at Centro de Artes on Saturday, January 18, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Curator Ruben C. Cordova, Ph.D., will present an overview of the exhibition and several participating artists will discuss their work and their connection to Day of the Dead traditions. These discussions will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience and photo opportunities with the artists and the curator.
Written by Hannah Wolf on Jan 8 2020 - 4:51pm
By Hannah Wolf Helen Hausman, adventurous world traveler, patron of the arts, and advocate for compassion, died at home in San Antonio on Nov. 16, 2018, surrounded by her family and friends. She was 96.
Written by San Antonio Pu… on Jan 7 2020 - 3:17pm
Join us for the conclusion for our month-long series of Holocaust Learn and Remember programs at Central Library on Jan. 30, 2019. Caroline Weinberg, granddaughter of Sala Garncarz Kirschner, will speak about her grandmother’s story of surviving five years in Nazi slave labor camps. Sala Garncarz Kirschner’s experiences are portrayed in the exhibit Letters to Sala, displayed in the Central gallery. Stay after the presentation to see the gallery exhibit one last time and enjoy some hors d'oeuvres from Green Vegetarian Cuisine.
Written by San Antonio Pu… on Jan 7 2020 - 3:15pm
Join us for a discussion of The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman.
Written by San Antonio Pu… on Jan 7 2020 - 3:09pm
Join us as the Extended Run Players from UIW present a reader’s theatre performance of Letters to Sala. An adaptation of the book Sala’s Gift by Ann Kirschner, this play tells the story of Sala Garncarz Kirschner who survived five years in Nazi slave labor camps. Ms. Garncarz Kirschner kept her story hidden for fifty years until she revealed over 350 letters that told her story of survival to her grown daughter Ann.
Written by San Antonio Pu… on Jan 7 2020 - 3:07pm
Physically more vulnerable and more likely to be caretakers than men, women faced special challenges during the Holocaust. Offsetting these weaknesses, women were also more likely to band together to support one another in the camps and ghettos. Several examples of women surviving the Holocaust in concentration camps, in the ghetto, and in hiding will be presented.
Written by San Antonio Pu… on Jan 7 2020 - 3:04pm
Our Voices, Our Lives is a project of recorded interviews of twenty local Holocaust survivors compiled into a book, along with creative writings based on survivor experiences, and relevant DVD clips from the interview tapes. Hoag and Pierce, two of the co-authors, will present the stories of a selected number of women in San Antonio who survived the Holocaust. We hope that these very real stories from members of our own San Antonio community will humanize history and we continue sharing survivors’ voices so that such an atrocity will never happen again.
Written by San Antonio Pu… on Jan 7 2020 - 3:02pm
Join us as the Extended Run Players from UIW present a reader’s theatre performance of Letters to Sala. An adaptation of the book Sala’s Gift by Ann Kirschner, this play tells the story of Sala Garncarz Kirschner who survived five years in Nazi slave labor camps. Ms. Garncarz Kirschner kept her story hidden for fifty years until she revealed over 350 letters that told her story of survival to her grown daughter Ann.
Written by San Antonio Pu… on Jan 7 2020 - 2:56pm
Physically more vulnerable and more likely to be caretakers than men, women faced special challenges during the Holocaust. Offsetting these weaknesses, women were also more likely to band together to support one another in the camps and ghettos. Several examples of women surviving the Holocaust in concentration camps, in the ghetto, and in hiding will be presented.
Written by San Antonio Pu… on Jan 7 2020 - 2:40pm
Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:00pm Location: Potranco Branch Library 8765 State Hwy. 151 San Antonio TX,  78231 Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:00pm Location:Central Library Auditorium 600 Soledad Street San Antonio TX, 78205