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September 22--  The director of the Ohoopee Regional Library System, Dusty Gres, announces the visit of a Holocaust survivor to Vidalia and invites the public to hear his presentation Monday night at the Vidalia library.

"Monday evening, September 26, 2011 at 7: 00 pm at the Vidalia-Toombs Public Library, Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld, Education Director of The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, and Holocaust survivor will share his story about his experiences.

The program is free and open to the public and the library urges all members of the community to come and participate in this special program event.

This program is in conjunction with the Holocaust Learning Trunk Project, a year-long project sharing educational materials concerning World War II and the Holocaust, to be launched that morning at J.R. Trippe Middle School. Senator Tommie Williams, Representative Greg Morris and Principal Gwen Warren will accept the Trunk on behalf of the community.

The project is jointly sponsored by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc. and the Georgia Department of Education. The use of art and history unifies students of various backgrounds and beliefs, connecting them through their experiences learning about the Holocaust. The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, the Georgia Public Library Service and the Georgia Department of Education are working in concert to ensure the Holocaust Learning Trunk Project will cultivate positive character development and foster students’ understanding of the importance of good citizenship.