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GREENBURGH TO INTERVIEW SURVIVORS OF HOLOCAUST AND TELEVISE THEIR STORIES...
Release Date: April 18, 2012

GREENBURGH'S LIVING HISTORY INITIATIVE TO EXPAND--
WE HOPE TO INTERVIEW VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST AND BROADCAST INTERVIEWS ON LOCAL TV...ARCHIVE THEM AT THE LIBRARY
HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS ASKED TO CONTACT TOWN TO SIGN UP FOR INTERVIEW...
 
A few years ago the town of Greenburgh started a very exciting initiative—the living history initiative. We have interviewed about 80 veterans of World War II and air the video’s on public access TV and replay the interviews during special holidays- like Memorial Day and Veterans Day. We are discussing the possibility of taking some of the veterans to Washington to hand deliver the video tapes to the Library of Congress. A representative of the Library of Congress has expressed interest in archiving the taped interviews.
 
We would like to expand the program and interview local survivors of the holocaust. There is an urgency since the numbers are dwindling. At the same time – it’s important that our local survivors be able to record their stories and have them preserved for history. Unlike some of the other holocaust programs – we will make this very local—which will be even more meaningful to young people. It is my hope that the tapes will be archived at libraries and at town hall. I also hope to present copies of the interviews to schools for use.

I would appreciate it if you would encourage holocaust survivors from Greenburgh to contact me or Alan Hochberg, coordinator of this program if they are willing to be part of the living history of the holocaust survivors initiative. Alan was executive director of Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanuel. My e mail is pfeiner@greenburghny.com. Alan’s is ahochberg@greenburghny.com.
PAUL FEINER


 



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