When: Thursday, April 22nd at 7:00pm
Where: On Zoom. Click here to register.
Join us online to hear the inspirational story of longtime Peabody resident, Holocaust survivor, and founder of the Boston North Holocaust Center, Sonia Schreiber Weitz.
Register here with your email address and the Zoom link will be in your confirmation email. Please call the library with questions about using Zoom.
Holocaust survivor, poet, author and beloved Peabody resident Sonia Schreiber Weitz spent the majority of her life sharing her powerful story of loss and survival to thousands of students and adults. Her stirring message to “Be an upstander, not a bystander” inspired all who heard her.
A few years before her death, with incredible courage and foresight, Sonia began the Holocaust Legacy Partner Program, whereby survivors are paired with volunteers who commit to continue to share their profound stories. Now a part of Salem State University’s Holocaust and Genocide Studies, survivors’ stories are continuing to educate, challenge and inspire the next generation.
Mary Kiley, an educator at St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, has been Sonia’s Legacy Partner since the inception of the program, learning at Sonia’s hand how to carry on for her. She considers being partnered with Sonia and the passing on her story to be one of the greatest honors of her lifetime.