The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale Community College hosted the New Jersey premiere of Exhibiting, a one-woman play written and performed by Sari Boren, on January 27, in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz survivors by Allied troops.
Boren, the daughter of Holocaust survivors Claire Boren and Adam Boren, grew up on the Jersey Shore. Sari’s performance asked questions about the legacies of the traumas of the Holocaust and examined her relationship with her parents’ pasts. Claire, a Hidden Child, and Adam, who survived five camps including Auschwitz, had very different experiences during the Holocaust.
Boren reflected on her parents’ lived experiences and how they shared these experiences with the world: Claire, through her art and willingness to speak at schools, through an exhibit at the Topography of Terror Museum that included information about Claire’s hometown of Mizocz and through Adam’s book, Journey through the Inferno, which Sari has never read.
The performance was recorded by Brookdale TV and will be available for viewing at a later date.
The commemoration on January 27 was one of several worldwide. World leaders and Holocaust survivors met at the site of the former Nazi concentration camp in Poland. At the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City, a concert took place celebrating the resilience of Jewish music and culture.
Photo Capton: Sari Boren performed Exhibiting at Remembrance Day event sponsored by Chhange on January 27.