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  1. Erasing the Silence: The Story of an Afro-Caribbean in the Nazi Era

    Education, Hosted By City Councilman Isaiah Thomas and the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center

  2. Took place on Sunday, February 6th, 2022 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  3. The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center
    8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park
  4. The public is invited to take part in Erasing the Silence: The Story of an Afro-Caribbean in the Nazi Era, on Feb. 6, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. City Councilman Isaiah Thomas is partnering with HAMEC to present this Black History Month event.
    Mary L. Romney-Schaab will present her book, An Afro-Caribbean in the Nazi Era: From Papiamentu to German. The book details the story of her father, Lionel Romney, an Afro-Caribbean man who survived the transit camp Fossoli and was then taken to Mauthausen. As a survivor of the Nazi camp system, HAMEC believes Lionel’s story is particularly unique, as his voice is the representation of a survivor of color. Romney-Schaab is a black woman of Caribbean descent whose roots are in the island nation of Sint Maarten. Born in New York City, her mother was the daughter of Sint Maarten immigrants and her father was from Sint Maarten. A retired educator, Romney spent more than 40 years teaching English as a second or foreign language in Madrid, New York, Barcelona and Connecticut. The talk will take place from 2-3 p.m., followed by a Q&A for students and teachers from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

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