Folded cardstock program for "Mona Golabek in The Children of Willesden Lane: A Tale of Music, Hope and Survival." Cover features image of a girl with a suitcase on a dark red background. Interior pages lists speakers and performances, describes the production, and provides background information about Mona Golabeck, Kristallnacht, and the Kindertransport. Back page describes the missions of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, Classrooms Without Borders (Pittsburgh, Pa.), and the Pittsburgh Willesden Lane Read, and includes a memorial to the victims of the October 27 attack.
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh was established in 1980 as a living memorial to honor Holocaust survivors who had resettled in Western Pennsylvania and local soldiers involved in the effort to liberate Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Over time the Holocaust Center expanded to become an educational and programming center connecting the history of Holocaust and antisemitism with other injustices. In keeping with this mission, the Holocaust Center has created several programs and initiatives responding directly and indirectly to the October 27 attack. As part of its regular programming calendar, the Holocaust Center annually arranges a program commemorating Kristallnacht. For its Kristallnacht program in 2018, commemorating the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Holocaust Center partnered with Classrooms Without Borders (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to host pianist Mona Golabek in "The Children of Willesden Lane." The production was an adaptation of her book by the same name and tells the story of her mother's escape from Nazi Germany through the Kindertransport. The event was dedicated to the memory of the victims of the October 27 attack and included impromptu introductory remarks from Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers.
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