November 27, 2008
Holocaust Survivor to Share Her Story at Memphis Theatre
“When my generation is gone, who will be here to talk about it? We must tell our stories and we must never, never forget.”
Holocaust survivor Erika Mandler says she hopes sharing her experience will help stop the atrocities of World War II from being repeated. Her tale, as told by Heather Berry in the October 2008 edition of Rural Missouri, inspired Dr. Harlo Donelson of Memphis to bring that story to this community.
Donelson and the Memphis Community Players will host Mrs. Mandler in a free public presentation at the Memphis Theatre on Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m.
“When I read this article, I knew we needed to have Mrs. Mandler come to Memphis,” Donelson said.
The program booking was as simple as a single phone call, as Mrs. Mandler graciously accepted the invite complete with transportation to and from Memphis and over night accommodations courtesy of the Memphis Community Players group.
“We are excited about the opportunity to have this living history presentation come to Memphis,” Donelson said.