Holocaust speaker goes to Little Canada

“The Holocaust and the Dangers of Hate” is the presentation topic at the Morning Talks monthly speaker series Wednesday, July 10, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Cardigan Ridge Senior Living. Helen Siegel, the adult child of survivors, is the featured speaker. Morning Talks are free and open to the public. 

Committed to Holocaust education, Siegel has spoken to students in several schools around the metro area as well as to adults about her parents’ experiences as German Jews from before Kristallnacht until their emigration to the United States after the war. She also speaks about the multigenerational trauma of being a child of Holocaust survivors.  

Siegel’s mother, soon to be 94 years old, lives in New York City and is part of a dwindling population of witnesses whose stories must be heard and shared.

Siegel is a passionate lifelong educator and learner. Her early career was spent in New York City public schools and she recently retired as the principal of the Amos and Celia Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School where she served as a classroom teacher and administrator for 27 years.   

This presentation is organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas. Talks are offered the second Wednesday of each month, and are sponsored by Lyngblomsten 2nd Half, the Roseville Area Senior Program, Little Canada Parks & Recreation, The Estates at Roseville and Cardigan Ridge Senior Living. Free coffee and treats are provided by Cardigan Ridge. Free blood pressure checks begin at 8:45 a.m. The senior living center is located at 3300 Rice Street in Little Canada.

To register or for more information call the Roseville Area Senior Program at 651-604-3520. 

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