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Year of Remembrance Series Special Presentation: Jessica Greenberg presents "The Power of Community: Harry Nowalsky and Postwar Berlin"
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

5:00 p.m. Reception  |  6:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A  |  7:15 p.m. Evening Concludes

Join us on September 30 for the Museum's latest installment of its Year of Remembrance Series when Jessica Greenberg will share the story of her grandfather, New Orleanian Harry Nowalsky.

As a young Jewish American GI, Nowalsky was instrumental in resurrecting the Jewish community of Berlin by helping reopen the first synagogue in postwar Berlin. Through her research, which includes her grandfather's photos, documents, and letters, Ms. Greenberg will tell of her discoveries of her grandfather's role and how he helped in the adoption of a German Jewish orphan who would receive "Visa #1" to enter the United States after the war. Jessica's research and journey culminated in connecting with and meeting this Holocaust survivor 70 years later.

In appreciation of his work and assistance, the American Joint Distribution Committee held a banquet in Nowalsky's honor, and the Jewish community of Berlin presented him with a large collection of Judaic objects, which had been hidden at the beginning of the war. These items will be on display at the Museum to be viewed the evening of September 30.

Jessica Greenberg is an alumna of Bornblum Solomon Schechter Day School in Memphis, Tennessee, a graduate of Tulane University (BA 2012; MA 2013), and is currently a first year student at Tulane Law School. After completing her master's degree, Jessica worked as a project associate at the Ruth U. Fertel / Tulane Community Health Center through AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps and as a legal assistant at Nowalsky & Gothard, APLLC Law Firm. Jessica has a strong family and personal connection to New Orleans, which includes serving as the liaison between the Jazz and Heritage Foundation and their non-profit heritage school of music for the past five years.

This program generously underwritten by the family of Harry Nowalsky.

To RSVP over the phone, call 504-528-1944 x 412.

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Time: 5:00 PM - 7:15 PM

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