Stories of Survival: Bluma Shapiro

Date(s) - March 12, 2017
1:00 PM
Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202, Baltimore Metro
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The Jewish Museum of Maryland presents a public program in conjunction with the exhibit Remembering Auschwitz: History, Holocaust, Humanity.

Stories of Survival: Bluma Shapiro

We are fortunate to live in a community where many Holocaust survivors have made it their mission to share their stories with both adult and student audiences. We are privileged to welcome two survivors to JMM while Remembering Auschwitz is on view. Join us to hear the personal testimonies of these extraordinary women.

Bluma Shapiro is a Polish Holocaust survivor whose Holocaust experiences included confinement with her family in a ghetto, slave labor and deportation to several concentration and death camps including Auschwitz.

Ms. Shapiro’s testimony will be illuminated by Maura Roth-Gormley who will use a Crankie, an old storytelling form originally designed to be a portable form of entertainment used by traveling artists, to help share her story.

This program is included with museum admission.


Visit the Remembering Auschwitz: History, Holocaust, Humanity exhibit, which includes:

  • A Town Known As Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community from the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust revealing 400 years of the vibrant Jewish history of Oświęcim, Poland —the town the Germans called Auschwitz.
  • Architecture of Murder: The Auschwitz Birkenau Blueprints developed by Yad Vashem and on loan from the American Society for Yad Vashem, offering visual evidence of the camps themselves.
  • Loss and Beauty: Photographs by Keron Psillas providing a contemporary perspective on the experience of visiting and documenting Auschwitz and other camps today.
  • The Holocaust Memory Reconstruction Project, a partnership project with The Human Element Project, featuring collages created by, and in honor of, Holocaust survivors and their loved ones.


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