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Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine’s Inaugural Membership Expo

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AUGUSTA, Maine—The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine invites community members to participate in a celebratory event on Sunday, September 23rd from 1 PM – 5 PM showcasing upcoming programs, live music, a book reading, special presentations, and the HHRC’s new exhibit, “Maine Boys Overseas, German Boys in Maine.”

Scheduled Events include:

1:30 Welcome and special presentation by Executive Director Robert Bernheim, Ph.D.

2:15 Book reading and signing by Edith Pagelson, Holocaust Survivor and author of Against All Odds

3:00 Special showing of Were the House Still Standing: Maine Survivors & Liberators Remember the Holocaust with introduction and post film discussion led by creator, Board member and UMA Professor, Bob Katz

Additionally, for every new member who joins at the Expo, one of our generous donors will contribute $25 to the HHRC. A portion of that $25 will go to Good Shepherd Food Bank which will then be able to provide 20 meals to Mainers struggling with hunger.

The Holocaust & Human Rights Center is proud to be partnering with the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Since 1981, Good Shepherd Food-Bank has worked diligently to establish essential partnerships with many others concerned about ending needless hunger here in Maine. Be it an individual, church or civic group, small business or large corporation, by partnering together they have made huge strides towards their goal.

The Membership Expo will feature live music performed by jazz guitar duo, Peter Herman and Rurik Samuel Brackett.

Refreshments will be provided by UMA Chef, Kevin Michaud.

The Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine is located on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta. For additional information, visit or call 207.621.3530.