In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the National WWII Museum will host a commemoration ceremony on Thursday, January 27.
Dori Katz will lead the ceremony as she reflects on her experiences during the Holocaust. When the Nazis invaded and occupied Belgium in 1940, she and her mother hid separately. Her father and entire family, however, were sent to Auschwitz and never came out. Years after their reunion, she and her mother moved to America in 1952.
Today, Katz is Professor Emeritus of Modern Languages and Literature at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. There, she teaches French and Modern European Literature.
Additionally, she wrote the memoir Looking for Strangers: The True Story of My Hidden Wartime Childhood. Her memoir was published in 2013 by the University of Chicago Press and was a finalist for an award from the National Jewish Book Council.
The ceremony will take place in the U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center from 6 to 7 p.m. It'll also be available on Vimeo. The event is open to everyone at no cost.
To register, visit nationalww2museum.org.