FYI--Registrations are closed for this program
|Gerda III & "Number the Stars"
1/14/2021 1:00pm (Central Time)
(11:00am PT, 12:00pm MT, 2:00pm ET)
Offered by: Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America & the Sea
This program uses the resources of several institutions to tell the story of the boat Gerda III, a Danish lighthouse tender that played a critical role in carrying Jews to safety in Sweden during October of 1943. The program explores the similarities found in the popular young adult novel, Number the Stars by Louis Lowry and the story of the Gerda III. We will experience survivor accounts, oral histories, and behind the scenes footage on the vessel. This program is a partnership between The Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, and Mystic Seaport Museum.