June marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of Anne Frank’s “Diary of a Young Girl.” Anne Frank was the 13-year- old German-Jewish girl who wrote down her everyday thoughts while in hiding, with her family, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. She later died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, at the age of 15, from an illness. In commemoration of this book anniversary, Rodman Library will host Marilyn W. Feldman who will present an overview of the Holocaust, “The Complete Holocaust,” on Monday, June 26, from 7 to 8 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium.
Feldman has been a Holocaust Studies Consultant from 1994 to present. She has lead interactive seminars and lectures that examine the issues of discrimination and prejudice, and promote awareness and appreciation of racial, religious, ethnic and lifestyle differences. She was a teacher in the Lake Local Schools for 22 years, an Adjunct teacher at Walsh University, a Stark State College Holocaust Advisor and implemented a Summer Holocaust Seminar for Ohio teachers at Walsh University. She received her bachelor degree from Ohio State University, attended a summer seminar on “Holocaust and Jewish Resistance” on the Yad VaShem Fellowship, and attended a summer seminar on “Teaching About the Holocaust” on the Mandel Fellowship.
This program is free and open to the public, supported by the Friends of Rodman Library. No registration is needed. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 107.