Holocaust Remembrance Program

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

6576065On Sunday April 7 at 7:00pm, Congregation Kneseth Israel will present the documentary, “For The Living,” to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day and the 20th anniversary of the United States Holocaust Museum. In addition, textile conservator and artist, Anna Foer, will discuss her work in conserving prisoner uniforms in preparation for the museum’s inauguration. The screening is free and open to the public.

Produced by WETA and edited by Ed Asner, “For the Living, the Story of the United States Holocaust Museum” follows the creators of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as they journey from the nation’s capital to the death camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the forest of Poland, and the streets of Warsaw in their efforts to create a permanent living reminder.

Anna Fine Foer was born in Boulder, Colorado, lived in Billings Montana and moved to Indianapolis to start kindergarten. After emigrating to Israel, Anna worked as a textile conservator in Haifa and Tel-Aviv. She studied at the Textile Conservation Centre, Courtland Institute in London, where she received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Textile Conservation. Back in the US, Anna worked in conservation for the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. and for many museum clients as a freelance textile conservator, including the United States Holocaust Museum, National Museum of African Art and the Skirball Museum.

Her artwork has appeared at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Maryland Governor’s Mansion, and the Israeli Embassy, and is in the permanent collection of the Haifa Museum of Art and the Beer-Sheva Biblical Museum.

Located in Annapolis, Congregation Kneseth Israel has served the Jewish community of Anne Arundel County for over 100 years. For more information about Congregation Kneseth Israel, visit www.knesethisrael.org.

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