Cincinnati Museum Center presents lecture with the Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education
PRESS RELEASE: April 15, 2014
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CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Museum Center, in collaboration with the Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education, is hosting "This is Your Life: 60 Years and Counting - Transmitting the Lessons of the Holocaust Through One Family's Story." The lecture is part of Cincinnati Museum Center's Insights Lecture Series and will feature a discussion and book signing by Julie Kohner. "This Is Your Life: 60 Years and Counting" will take place April 17 at 7 p.m. and is free to the public.
Kohner's lecture focuses on a 1953 TV interview that reintroduced the world to the horrors of the Holocaust and put a face and name to the suffering. Ralph Edwards, host of the popular program This Is Your Life, took a courageous step and introduced the story of a Holocaust survivor on the program. Just eight years after the horrors of the Holocaust became public in the wake of World War II, few people, including survivors, spoke of their experiences in the privacy of their own homes. Hanna Bloch Kohner was being asked to speak about her experiences on national television.
Julie Kohner will screen the original 1953 episode of This Is Your Life that featured her mother, Hanna Bloch Kohner, sharing her experiences during the Holocaust. Following the video presentation Kohner will continue the discussion with an update on the lives of those who appeared on the show, how the show came to be, artifacts from the show and life after the show. There will also be a question and answer session with Kohner as well as a signing of her book Hanna and Walter: A Love Story which tells the incredible story of two people whose love survived the atrocities of the Holocaust.
Join Julie Kohner at Cincinnati Museum Center April 17 at 7 p.m. for "This Is Your Life: 60 Years and Counting - Transmitting the Lessons of the Holocaust Through One Family's Story." The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.cincymuseum.org/programs/lectures.
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution as well as national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. CMC is one of only 16 museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource. Our Union Terminal has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and the Cincinnati History Library. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, CMC welcomes one million plus visitors annually. For more information, visit cincymuseum.org.