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Posted on: Mar 31 2020 - 10:39am

Who Will Write Our History? with Dr. Veronica Esagui

Friday, November 15, 2019

Join Dr. Veronica Esagui on Thursday, November 14 at 7pm for a sharing of her personal family artifacts as she relates the history of her aunt, a German Jewish mother and concert violinist, who dedicated her life to "Playing for Peace."

Ilse Joseph was a German mother and violinist who lost her two teenage daughters in a concentration camp during World War II. Upon learning of their fate she dedicated the rest of her life to “Playing for Peace.”  She practiced forgiveness and believed that educating the young about the past would help promote a better understanding towards the future of mankind.

Her dedication and commitment touched thousands of youths and families and for that she was praised in person by the Queen of England, Pope John Paul II, and Golda Meier. She was awarded the MBE and the German Order of Merit.

These artifacts, and the stories behind them, need to be seen first-hand by our community so that everyone understands how important it is for us not to allow hate to grow during these difficult times in our country and the world. Who will write humanity’s history, when there’s no one left to speak?

Audience participation is welcome, and at the end of the program there will be time for discussion and questions concerning the connection between the past and today.