Survivors’ memoirs to be shown at U.N.

The books, published by the Holocaust Survivors’ Memoirs Project, which so far has published seven of 900 manuscripts it has collected, will be displayed next week in conjunction with the U.N.’s international day of commemoration for Holocaust victims.

“At a time when anti-Semites in various parts of the world obscenely and routinely characterize the Holocaust as a myth, the survivors’ authentic memories of the brutal genocide of millions of European Jewsâ€? are “among the most powerful antidotes to contemporary and future Holocaust deniers,â€? said Menachem Rosensaft, chairman of the memoir project’s editorial board. The United Nations will officially commemorate the Holocaust next week during the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

(Two of these books, Journey Through the Inferno by Adam Boren and Legacy and Remembrance, A Life Remembered by Joseph Tenenbaum were edited by Jeanette Friedman, editor of Together.)

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