Ceil Wendt Jensen and Marcin Chumiecki will lead the tour.
The event will highlight newly-discovered “yearbooks” with thousands of signatures of Jewish children.
Chumiecki and Jensen will present the holdings of the Association of Former Political Prisoners of German and Soviet Concentration Camps.
Opened in 1990, the collection holds uniforms, documents [including signatures of Jewish students from Mlawa, Olkusz and other Polish towns, camp art, and memoirs of Displaced Persons who settled in Michigan]. These former Polish citizens were incarcerated in Auschwitz, Dachau, Gross Rosen, Mauthausen, and the Soviet Gulag.
The artwork of Jan Komski is featured. Komski’s artwork features both Jewish and Catholic inmates – he depicted both the Star of David and the red triangle with a black P which depicted political prisoners.
The first part of the program is in the handicap-accessible Adam Cardinal Maida Library; the second part requires climbing several flights of stairs in the “Ark” Building.
The session will be held at the Adam Cardinal Maida Library 3535 Indian Trail, Orchard Lake.
Fee: JGSM members, free; others, $5. Register online.