Archive for Sunday, April 18, 2010

Kansas commission to mark Holocaust

April 18, 2010


— A Holocaust commemoration service takes place this week at the Kansas State Historical Society museum in Topeka.

Monday’s event will include a talk by Holocaust survivor Eva Unterman, of Tulsa, Okla., who was 12 years old when World War II ended. She was a young child when her family was moved to Poland’s Lodz Ghetto and later to the Nazis’ Auschwitz concentration camp.

Republican state Rep. Lana Gordon of Topeka is one of the organizers of Monday’s commemoration. Gordon says the presentation will give a firsthand account of the Holocaust and the effect on world history of Nazi Germany’s killing of millions of Jews.

The commemoration service is open to the public.


Ron Holzwarth 8 years ago

The event will take place at the Kansas State Historical Society museum in Topeka, 6425 SW 6th Street.

Monday, April 19, at 1:30 PM.

I heard Eva Unterman speak at Temple Beth Sholom Friday night, and it was well worth the trip to see and hear her.

Also, copies of a book written by Eva's grandaughter about her experiences will be available, and she will be happy to autograph a copy for you, time permitting.

Ron Holzwarth 8 years ago

The Fred Phelps clan, also known as the "Westboro Babtist Church" will almost certainly be picketing this event, as they did at the Jewish Temple while she was speaking on Friday night.

PLEASE just totally ignore them. But if you cannot help laughing at them, that would probably be all right.

willie_wildcat 8 years ago

What's a memorial of a dark chapter in human history without the village idiots? One does not have to bet any money that the chances of being there will be 100% which is a shame because this should be a time of reflection and remembrance of horrors comittied against fellow human beings. Then again they don't care about that....

Ron Holzwarth 8 years ago

I am sorry I can give only vague directions.

Take I-70 and exit at Wanamaker, on the west side of Topeka. Then go north on Wanamaker only about a block, then go around the roundabout, and head west.

You will then be within a block or two of the museum.

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