Now more than ever, it’s essential to remember and learn from the past. On November 9, 2023, the Friends of the North Castle Public Library are hosting a Speaker Series event that does just that. Featuring Lisa Salko, this event promises to be a powerful journey into history and human resilience.
Reclaiming Lost Memories
Lisa Salko will take center stage to share a remarkable personal journey. In her lecture titled “13 Driver’s Licenses,” she will recount the emotional and historical significance of reclaiming her grandfather’s and great uncle’s driver’s licenses. These seemingly ordinary documents were taken by the Nazis during the infamous Kristallnacht, a night that shook the world and marked a dark chapter in history.
Uncovering Untold Stories
But this event isn’t just about history; it’s about the remarkable stories behind these documents. Lisa will delve into the incredible efforts of a group of determined high school students. These young minds went on a mission to uncover the hidden stories of the license holders. Their dedication and discoveries offer a fresh perspective on the resilience of the human spirit even in the face of unimaginable adversity.
A Tribute to the Past
On the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht, this event serves as a tribute to those who suffered and as a reminder of the importance of never forgetting. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the lessons of history and to honor the memory of those who endured one of the darkest periods in human history.
The event will take place at Whippoorwill Hall, situated in the heart of the Armonk Branch of the North Castle Public Library. Tickets for this compelling event are available for $18, and they can be purchased at the provided link. Your attendance not only enriches your understanding of history but also supports the library’s valuable programming.
Now more than ever, it is crucial to come together as a community to remember, learn, and draw inspiration from stories like these. Let’s ensure that the lessons of the past continue to guide us towards a brighter future. Join us on November 9, 2023, and be a part of this powerful journey through history.