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March 30th

Leon Bass, Holocaust liberator and educator, dies at age 90

We, at the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center mourn the passing of Dr. Leon Bass, a true giant in the mission of educating young people about the Holocaust and intolerance. For decades, Leon shared his story as an African American liberator of Buchenwald not only in his beloved Philadelphia community but throughout the world. His life long work as a remarkable Philadelphia school teacher and High School Principal was followed by his dedicated pursuit of bringing his World War II experiences to tens of thousands of students everywhere. Those of us who were fortunate enough to know him, understood that we were graced by his very presence. Our founder Yaakov Riz would have told Leon that he was one of the "lamed vov tsadikim", one of the handful of righteous people God allows us to have on the earth at one time. We will miss him and we pledge along with our other survivor and liberator heroes to continue his and our good work.

Chuck Feldman
President, HAMEC

March 26th

Save the Date: 3rd Annual Scholar's Luncheon


Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Location: Philmont Country Club

301 Tomlinson Road * Huntingdon Valley, PA.

Speaker: DR. LISA KIRSCHENBAUM

"Trauma, Resilience, and the Memory of the Siege of Leningrad"

Dr. Lisa Kirschenbaum is a professor of history at West Chester University. She writes and teaches about modern Russia and the Soviet Union; war and memory; international communism; and gender in modern Europe. She has authored two books: Small Comrades: Revolutionizing Childhood in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932 and The Legacy of the Siege of Leningrad, 1941-1945: Myth, Memories, and Monuments.