Holocaust Lecture by Geoffrey Brahmer at BMC

On Wednesday, April 23rd at 6:30pm, Geoffrey Brahmer will continue his holocaust lecture series with a presentation entitled The Diary of Herman Kruk:  A Librarian in the Vilna Ghetto.

Prior to being murdered in the holocaust, Herman Kruk, a socialist librarian, was asked by fellow prisoners, “Why write a diary?  We are all going to be killed anyway.”  Kruk responded, “ . . . Drunk on a pen, trembling in my hand, I record everything for future generations. . . . If I must die, it must not die with me.  I leave it as a trace for future generations.”  The Diary of Herman Kruk:  A Librarian in the Vilna Ghettois one’s man’s will and testimony to the unspeakable horrors of the holocaust.  The diary, which spans the beginning of World War II to the day before the author was murdered in Lagedi, Estonia on September 18, 1944, was written so that every person, nation and generation learns the lessons of the holocaust.  It asks the most profound question of human existence:  What do we choose to be as human beings?

Please stop by the Belmont Media Center at 9 Lexington St. on April 23rd for this informative lecture. This event is free and open to the public. This lecture will be recorded and will later on be cablecast on channels 9 (Comcast) and 29 (Verizon). We are looking for volunteer camera operators, technical director and audio operator to help us record this event. If interested in volunteering, please call 617-484-2443 or email julie@belmontmedia.org. We hope to see you there!