On Sunday, April 23, 2017, a true ‘ARTifact’ will be presented in New York City for the first time by the Arnold Unger Foundation for Remembrance, Inc. in association with the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture and Jewish Broadcasting Service (JBS). Together they will be hosting a presentation of The Dachau Album: An Interfaith Holocaust Project. This artifact, hidden for 70 years, acts as a Holocaust time capsule, intertwining the lives of two concentration camp survivors: Arnold Unger, a 15-year-old Jewish prisoner and Roman Catholic prisoner and master artist, Michal Porulski, whose 30-original hand drawn illustrations make this artifact an important legacy for today.
This special evening will consist of a private VIP reception for those who want to experience the original Album and supplemental artifacts in person. The VIP reception will be followed by a multi-media presentation and panel discussion, sponsored by the University of Miami’s Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies and The Manhattan Jewish Historical Initiative, on the subject #NeverAgainIsNow.
The panel, moderated by media entrepreneur, TV personality and educator Rabbi Mark Golub, will feature the following distinguished group of experts:
• Dr. Debbie Almontaser – Founder and CEO of Bridging Cultures Group, Inc. She is also founding and former principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy.
• Dr. Yael Danieli – Internationally renowned expert victimologist and traumatologist as well as Advisor on Victims of Terrorism for the office of the Secretary General of the United Nations.
• Steven A. Ludsin – Charter member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, a presidential appointment and member of the original President’s Commission on the Holocaust.
• Reverend Brian E. McWeeney – Director of the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at Archdiocese of New York.