Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Conversations with Holocaust survivor leads to book

** Update 4/15/14: This story was also covered by the Arizona Republic in the article Gilbert teacher writes memoir of holocaust survivor.

Albion-Andalus Books recently published The Risk of Sorrow: Conversations with a Holocaust Survivor authored by education adjunct faculty Valerie Foster.

Listed on last week, the book is the culmination of a five-year journey with Helen Handler, a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz now in her eighties who, according to Foster, chooses her to preserve her final testament.

Handler has been a guest speaker in CGCC’s education program many times in recent years and is a prominent speaker in the Valley. She is also featured in a recent documentary produced by J2 Media for the Chandler Holocaust and Tolerance Museum project.

The documentary will be shown Tuesday, April 8 at the Chandler Center for the Arts as part of a fund- and awareness-raising event by the East Valley Jewish Community Center in recognition of the Holocaust Remembrance Month.

Both Foster and Handler will be signing books, which will be for sale, at the event.

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