Haverhill Public Library Presents Free Talks on Truth and Equality July 18, July 27

“Evil Must not Have the Last Word: The Life of Mary Wygodski” by Tom Burke.

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The Haverhill Public Library, in collaboration with Temple Emanu-El, is presenting two talks on truth and equality, with the first taking place Tuesday night.

Author Tom Burke discusses his book, “Evil Must not Have the Last Word: The Life of Mary Wygodski.” Tuesday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m., at Haverhill Public Library’s Johnson Auditorium, 99 Main St., Haverhill.

Wygodski was born in in Vilna, Poland, in 1925. She lost her entire immediate family to the Nazi death machine. Spared for slave labor, she survived three concentration camps, narrowly escaping death many times. She made her way to Palestine, where she met her husband and took part in Israel’s War of Independence. After moving to America to raise her family, she could not remain silent. She heard the denials and dismissals of the Holocaust, and had to speak out.

On Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m., at the library, Sheryl Faye leads a talk on late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, called “I Dissent.”

Ginsburg was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death in September 2020. She was the second woman and the first Jewish woman ever appointed to the Court and became the longest serving Jewish justice.

The talks are free and open to the public. Advance registration may be made by calling the Haverhill Public Library at 978-373-1586, ext. 608, or by visiting the events calendar at haverhillpl.org/events.

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