The Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council’s annual Holocaust Memorial Observance event will be held Sunday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Concord Town House, 22 Monument Square.
Karen Kirsten, a local resident, will share the story of her mother, who was born in the Warsaw ghetto, smuggled out and later rescued and hidden by many people – including a Nazi SS officer.

karen kirsten An Internet executive, most recently for TripAdvisor® Inc., Kirsten is now writing a book about her mother’s experience and the people who saved her. Although born Jewish, Kirsten was raised Christian in Australia. Now a U.S. citizen, she fosters open-minded conversations on difficult topics through her family’s story – to promote tolerance and diminish prejudice and indifference in our world.

A short 1939 film on pre-war life in Krakow, Poland will be also shown, presenting vibrant portraits of the people and community that once existed, prior to the Nazi occupation of Poland.

In addition, Rosalie Gerut will be performing musical selections for the observance. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this moving event; admission is free.