A Road Scholar Program by Roberta Dietzen
Gypsy Music Street is a memoir that Roberta Dietzen wrote after her mother Rezsi Lehrer, a Holocaust survivor, died in 2007. It is a family history about love, irrevocable loss, and the endless traumatic ramifications of the Holocaust that continue to resonate with the following generations.
Dietzen provides a fascinating look inside the rich Jewish culture of Eastern Europe that was largely destroyed in World War II. She also shares the adventures she experienced in 2008, when she made an extraordinary roots trip and traveled to Budapest, Ukraine, and Israel, a moving and memorable journey that she describes as the highlight of her life.
Dietzen‘s presentation stresses the importance of educating the world about the tragedy of the Holocaust. She discusses the invaluable importance of bringing awareness to the phenomenon of genocide and how people can learn to stand up, speak out, and confront bigotry and hatred throughout the world.
This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Wendy Schoof, firstname.lastname@example.org.