A new wall-only version of the CHAIM exhibit will be placed in the Group Study Room of the library for the month of November, in honor of the anniversary of Kristallnacht. A survivor, Henry Stone, will be speaking on Nov. 4 to kick off the exhibit. A big thank you to the City of Saratoga for providing a Community Events grant to help bring this exhibit to Saratoga Library (and beyond).
CHAIM is being displayed in conjunction with the play "The People in the Picture". Set during the time of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising during WWII, the play is a fiercely funny and deeply moving new musical spans three generations and celebrates the importance of learning from our past and the power of laughter. A West Coast premiere, this moving production deftly moves through timelines in 1930s Warsaw and 1970s New York where darling of the Yiddish Theatre, Raisel Rabinowitz, brings the people in her picture to life taking the audience on an unforgettable journey.
Given the increased volatility in our world, and the apparent lack of deep awareness of how violence can eradicate whole groups of people, we will spend a day with students, colleagues and community members focused on learning about genocide, its legacies, and what is meant by “social justice” and “equity.”