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Event: Voices of the Generations: This is Your Life


Date: November 8, 2014
Time: 2 p.m.

This is your life - Holocaust Discussion

The Biggs Museum (Dover, DE) is proud to host a lecture and screening by Julie Kohner entitled Voices of the Generations on November 8, 2014 at 2 PM on the museum’s first floor.  After the war, the speaker’s parents, Hanna and Walter Kohner of Czechoslovakia, were reunited in California where Walter found work on This is Your Life, a popular TV program recounting the lives of guests through surprise visits with their friends and families. Hanna, a survivor of five concentration camps, was featured on a 1953 episode of This is Your Life and made history as the first Holocaust survivor to share her story on American national television.     Julie Kohner will play her mother’s episode during this program and discuss the impact of this artistic medium on America’s growing understanding of the Holocaust. Her parents went on to write a book about their unique experience of survival and reunion, as debuted on This is Your Life, entitled Hannah and Walter, A Love Story which will also be discussed.