In commemoration of UN Holocaust Remembrance Day, honoring the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo and the Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College, is presenting a book talk by former Washington Post war correspondent, Jack Fairweather, on his 2019 book, The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz, about resistance fighter, Witold Pilecki, who infiltrated Auschwitz, smuggling out reports to the Allies on the death within its gates.
The presentation in the Regis Rooms of the Richard Winter Student Center, 81 Hughes Avenue on the Canisius College Campus on January 22, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. will be preceded by a brief memorial featuring Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Cellist Robert Hausmann playing Ravel’s Kaddish, which he offered as a memorial in the German Concentration Camp, Auschwitz, during the BPO’s tour of Poland. The Yad Vashem Exhibit, The Auschwitz Album, will also be on display. A book signing and light reception will follow.
Additional co-sponsors are The Jewish Federation, Polish Arts Club of Buffalo, the Center for Polish Studies at Daemen College, Polish American Congress – WNY Division, Polish Legacy Project and the Kosciuszko Foundation – WNY Chapter.
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