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Date:
October 7, 2020
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location:
Campbell County Public Library
Address:
2101 S. 4-J Road
Gillette, WY 82718
Cost:
Free
The Liberation of Auschwitz presented by John Egan: Wednesday, October 7, 7pm
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The Liberation of Auschwitz

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Campbell County Public Library is pleased to welcome historian John Egan for a presentation titled "The Liberation of Auschwitz: A Historical Remembrance and Memorial." January 27, 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

This presentation will focus on the Auschwitz extermination camp through a series of rare photographs—the only ones which somehow were allowed to be taken. In addition, Auschwitz will be placed within a context of the larger Holocaust and the forces which led to it.

Describing this presentation, Egan says “remembrance is the most powerful counter to the hatred that spawned the Holocaust. Six million is more than a number. It is six million individual lives, families, communities.Thus, there will also be a retelling of the life stories of some of those who perished.”

John Egan is a semi-retired historian who has taught at Sheridan College and the University of Kansas, focusing on Holocaust history and the history of 20th century genocides.

The program is free and open to the public. The materials are not appropriate for young children. Appropriate for high school students and up; may be for advanced middle school students. Seating is limited to 50. First come, first served.