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Please join the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and partners around the world on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz for

18 Voices: A Liberation Day Reading Of Young Writers’ Diaries From The Holocaust

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 8 PM

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More than one million Jewish children were killed during the Holocaust and countless others survived. Some, like Anne Frank, kept diaries in which they confided their hopes, fears, and experiences. Join us for a special virtual reading of excerpts from these diaries, narrated by Liev Schreiber, and featuring readings from Mayim Bialik, Mandy Gonzalez, Arielle Hader, Daniel Kahn, Adam Kantor, Telly Leung, Caissie Levy, Stephanie Lynn Mason, Zalmen Mlotek, Amit Rahav, Eleanor Reissa, Yelena Schmulenson, Alexandra Silber, Abby Stein, Danny Strong, and Michael Zegen.

By giving voice to the written words of some of the Nazis’ youngest victims, we will commemorate their suffering and learn from their courageous and resilient spirits.

First Diary of Anne Frank. Image courtesy of the Anne Frank House.

Diary of Anita Meyer, 1944. Gift of Anita Budding, 501.91

Diary of Rywka Lipszyc. Image courtesy of the JFCS Holocaust Center.

Klara Wolf’s journal written in Budapest, 1944-45. Collection of the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Gift of Klara Wolf, 2232.91.

Diary of Anita Meyer, May 5, 1945. Gift of Anita Budding, 504.91.

Jews in Ghetto Litzmannstadt (Lodz), Poland, 1941. Image courtesy of Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-133-0703-34 / Zermin / CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Students looking at Anne Frank photo in the Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. exhibition. Image credit: Museum of Jewish Heritage/John Halpern

Photos of some of the 18 Voices diarists, clockwise:

Halina Nelkin. Credit: Eilat Gordin Levitan

Renia Spiegel. Credit: Bellak Family Archives

Miriam Korber. Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mirjam Korber Bercovici

Yitskhok Rudashevski. Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Cilia Jurer Rudashevsky

Alice Ehrman

Elsa Binder

Diary of Dawid Rubinowicz

Janina Lewinson Bauman, cover of Winter In The Morning: A Young Girl's Life in the Warsaw Ghetto and Beyond by Janina Bauman, Hachette.

Portraits of Jews who perished in the Holocaust:

Sosha and Lizer Eisenhandler with family. Collection of Museum of Jewish Heritage, gift of Ruth Metzger Bader, 233.88

Arthur Horowitz. Collection of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, gift of Joseph Mayer, Debbie Mayer and Edie Mayer Silberstein, Yaffa Eliach Collection donated by the Center for Holocaust Studies, 5008.84

Portrait of Judith Steinberger. Collection of Jehuda Lindenblatt.

Hanna Povrosnik. Collection of Museum of Jewish Heritage, gift of Clara Posner, 381.88

Sack family and bride’s family before the wedding, possibly during engagement. Collection of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, gift of Mala Wassner, Yaffa Eliach Collection donated by the Center for Holocaust Studies, 5133.88

Willer family portrait. Collection of Museum of Jewish Heritage, gift of Rina Elisha, 60.98

Moishe with father and friend. Collection of Museum of Jewish Heritage, gift of Ruth Metzger Bader, 245.88

Gula Kolton and Paya Alter. Collection of Museum of Jewish Heritage, gift of Clara Posner, 379.88

Wedding portrait photograph of Klara Buczaczer and groom. Collection of Museum of Jewish Heritage, gift of Ethel Linder Stoll, 1226.90

Pepi Fierstein. Collection of Museum of Jewish Heritage, gift of Ralph Fierstein-Feuerstein and Regina Cajgfinger Feuerstein, 1358.90

Fredzia Blacharowitz. Collection of Museum of Jewish Heritage, gift of Fay Fischgold, 540.91

18 Voices is curated by Alexandra Zapruder and based on her book Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust.