A Conversation with Sheldon Bleiweiss
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In response to the publication of QUESTIONS I AM ASKED ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST by Hedi Fried, Page 158 Books will hold a conversation with local Holocaust educator Sheldon “Shelly” Bleiweiss.
The oldest child of two Holocaust survivors, Shelly Bleiweiss grew up in Houston, Texas, and now lives in Wake Forest. His parents were both from Poland, and survived the Holocaust using false identities as non-Jews.
Shelly has been teaching about the Holocaust since 2000, and spent 5 years as a docent at the Houston Holocaust Museum. He accompanied several thousand high school students on the week-long “March of the Living” trip to Poland as they explored the remnants of Jewish life there, and toured some of the death camps.
Shelly is a member of the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, a docent and Holocaust educator at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, and teaches Holocaust courses for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute programs at Duke & NC State Universities.
Shelly travels throughout the state, talking to students and community groups. He has been the featured speaker at several community Holocaust Commemoration ceremonies.