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January 27, 2020
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Livingston Senior/Community Center (LSCC)
204 Hillside Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
Melania Hoffman, Holocaust Survivor and Livingston Historical Society member. Photo of woman smiling
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Livingston Historical Society: Holocaust Survivor Melania Hoffman

Monday, January 27, 2020

Livingston Historical Society member Melanie Hoffman will tell her experience of World War II, growing up as a child in Poland in the 1930’s to June 1949 at the next meeting on Monday, January 27, 2020. In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Melania will speak of her childhood in the 1930s until the Nazis attached Poland in 1939, to start World War II. This was as unprovoked as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. She will describe her movements throughout the war, after the war, up to her arrival in the United States.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international memorial day held each year on January 27, commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the deaths of 6 million Jews and 11 million others, by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly on November 1, 2005 after a special session was held earlier that year during which the United Nations General Assembly marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the end of the Holocaust. On January 27, 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, was liberated by the Red Army.

The Livingston Historical Society meets the fourth Monday of the month, September through April, at the Livingston Senior/Community Center. Members of the community are welcome to attend for no fee; however, monetary donations to the Society are greatly appreciated.