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Be the Change: Stories of Personal Courage, Resistance and Heroism
January 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 24 | 3:00-5:00 PM EST
Join us for a conversation with Holocaust survivor Agnes Schwartz and Milwaukee community leader Lewis Lee. The program will start with the testimonials of Agnes and Lewis, as well as their take on current affairs. Q&A will follow.
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Agnes Schwartz – Agnes was born in Budapest, Hungary. She was 10 years old when German forces occupied her town, and her family was forced to move to a yellow star or Jewish designated building. Their housekeeper Julia, an unmarried non-Jew, took Agnes to safety by claiming her as her niece. Agnes became a “hidden child” living in the open but living in fear, not knowing when her family would be reunited.
Lewis Lee – Lewis coordinates Portal operations for Shared Studios in Milwaukee, as well as local outreach and business development in the Amani neighborhood. Lewis is the Outreach Coordinator for the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative and runs the Meade Men Resource Home for Boys. He is a leader working on community development and restorative justice.
Kiel Majewski (moderator) – Kiel is a public historian who is passionate about helping eyewitnesses of genocide transfer their legacies to future generations. For ten years, Kiel was the first executive director of CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Kiel has curated exhibits, led tours of genocide memorials in North America, Europe, and Africa, and has mentored youth and adult peace-building advocates.
Admission for this event is free and open to the public.