Thank you for Johanna Ginsberg’s excellent article about Peter Engler, “‘It’s been a lifetime’” (Jan. 18). Dr. Engler first came to MetroWest to attend a Holocaust Council commemorative program for Kristallnacht. When we mounted the “Sanctuary in China” exhibit he returned for a lunch and learn program with the vice consul general of China. He has become a valued member of our speaker’s bureau and has been the subject of television appearances and a book by a Dutch author. His wonderful collection of artifacts from Shanghai, including the accordion, have been part of our annual “From Memory to History” exhibit and will go on display when the exhibit re-opens on Jan. 27, 2018.
Thank you, also, for Robert Wiener’s incisive article on Joshua Nelson, “Nelson’s Jewish music rooted in black church” (Jan. 18). Again, the Holocaust Council has a connection to Nelson. When I approached him to perform at the City of Newark’s annual Holocaust service the first time it was held at the Robert Treat Hotel, he readily volunteered his services. It was simply grand!
Director, Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest