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Holocaust Remembrance educational event Saturday

January is Holocaust Remembrance month and the Claremont Forum Bookshop is using the opportunity to host an educational event for the community on Saturday, January 8. The free event is titled “Try to Remember — Never Forget: Memoirs of Holocaust Survivor Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax.”

Between 1 and 4 p.m. author Sandra Scheller will discuss her latest book “Try to Remember – Never Forget.” The book retells the story of what her mother, Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax, faced at Auschwitz during the Holocaust and how Sax eventually found a new life in America.

“Scheller shares the harrowing experiences her mother endured at a concentration camp. She brings the dress her grandmother wore the entire time she was in a concentration camp: a black dress that was repeatedly painted with an ‘X’ by the Nazis,” a news release describing the event said. “This powerful historical artifact brings the experience of Ruth and her family alive.”

The event will also offer the opportunity to meet and view the works of artist David Beck-Brown. Beck-Brown created faceless, “haunting portraits of victims of the Holocaust” with most having ‘lost faces.’

“This gallery of ‘lost faces’ is a powerful way to remember those who were both lost to the Holocaust and those who survived,” a news release read.

Although the event is free, attendees must register online in advance. To register, visit www.claremontforum.org/event/holocaust-remembrance-art-letters and click ‘reserve your seat.’ In lieu of admission, attendees are asked to consider a small donation to the nonprofit.

For more information, contact the Claremont Forum at (909) 626-3066 or email claremontforum@gmail.com. The Claremont Forum Bookshop is located at 586 W First Street, in the Claremont Packing House.

1 Comment

  1. Christina Frausto

    Thank you ,Courier, for reporting on this important event. It is a very moving, important, historically accurate presentation. We will also have a special guest that is a survivor. This will be about the closest one will get to the “original source” of this important time in our history.
    – Chris Frausto, Curator

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