The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will present “18 Voices: A Liberation Day Reading of Young Writers’ Diaries From The Holocaust” on Wednesday, January 27 at 8 p.m. EST.
The virtual event commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, which is the subject of the Museum’s award-winning exhibition “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.,” currently on display through May 2.
More than one million Jewish children were killed during the Holocaust, and countless others survived. Some, like the well-known and widely read Anne Frank, kept diaries in which they confided their hopes, fears and experiences.
The Museum’s presentation, narrated by “Ray Donovan” star and Tony Award-winner Liev Schreiber, will feature young actors and public figures reading diary excerpts.
Readers include: Skylar Astin, Andréa Burns, Mandy Gonzalez, klezmer musician Daniel Kahn, Adam Kantor, actor Telly Leung, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Zalmen Mlotek, Amit Rahav, Eleanor Reissa, Alexandra Silber, author and Rabbi Abby Stein, Danny Strong, Yelena Shmulenson and Michael Zegen.
“18 Voices: A Liberation Day Reading of Young Writers’ Diaries From The Holocaust” is curated by Alexandra Zapruder and based on her book “Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust.”
“By giving voice to the written words of some of the Nazis’ youngest victims, the Museum honors their courage and suffering. We hope their resilient spirits will inspire our audiences,” said the Museum’s President and CEO Jack Kliger.
The Museum will present the event online along with its JTube distribution partners around the globe.
To learn more and register to attend, click here.