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The Memory Project

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In the summer of 2012, New Orleanian Anne Levy returned to her birthplace for the first time in more than seventy years after she survived the Lodz and Warsaw Ghettos as a child during World War II. Prior to her visit, Anne’s daughter, artist Robin Levy, formed a partnership with Marta Madejska, a Polish cultural activist living in Lodz to create a community event that would commemorate her mother’s visit and help connect memories with city and place. On Saturday, November 2, 2013 Anne, Robin and Marta shared their stories and discussed their multi-generational, international collaboration inspired by Anne’s past.

It was a poignant experience for all who attended and a bit outside of our normal programming offerings, but something we hope to do more of in the future.  Our local paper covered the event and you can learn more about this intersection of war, memory and art.  The follow up to the presentation here at the Museum is a free art exhibition currently at the Antenna Gallery in the St. Claude arts district that runs through Dec. 8.

by Lauren Handley, Education Programs Coordinator at The National WWII Museum

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