Noted Holocaust And Racism Oral Historian Visits New York City
9 To 15
on: April 10, 2008, 7:57 am
Release Author: James
Byrd Jr. Racism Oral History Project
Release Summary: Noted Holocaust and Racism Oral Historian Visits
New York City April 9 to l5; Lani Silver coordinated 4,100 interviews
on the Holocaust and Racism. Makes the Links between the Holocaust
and Social Injustice Today.
Release Body: Contact Lani Silver 212-889-5301 or 4l5-485-4208
Noted Oral Historian Visiting New York City April 9 to l5th, 2008
Silver, who is lecturing on the East Coast, coordinated
l,700 oral histories with 1,400 Holocaust survivors
and 2,563 Interviews on racism in America.
director of Bay Area
Holocaust Oral History Project and current director
of the James Byrd Jr. Racism Oral History Project,
a project of the Byrd Foundation for Racial Healing is
lecturing on these and related topics in the New York City area.
Byrd Jr. was dragged through the outskirts of Jasper
Texas, in June l998. Byrd was chained to a truck, by three white
supremacists, and dragged three miles to his death. Thus far,
Silver has conducted 2,563 interviews on racism in America. This
June marks the l0th anniversary of this hate-crime. This June
will mark the l0th year anniversary of the death of Mr. Byrd.
Silver, a teacher and free-lance journalist, is one of the country's
foremost oral historians. In l981, she founded one of the first
Holocaust oral history projects in the country, the Bay
Area Holocaust Oral History Project. She was also Steven
Spielberg's first consultant for his Holocaust oral history
project, the USC Shoah Foundation
Institute for Visual History and Education, which
conducted 53,000 oral histories.
l993, Ms. Silver co-discovered the story of Chiune
Sugihara, “the Japanese Schindler” who
saved thousands of Jews when he served as the Consul General from
Japan to Lithuania during World War II. Sugihara issued visas
to Jews fleeing Poland, against the order of Japan, and was later
fired for that “incident in Lithuania.”
has won over twenty awards for her community service work. Silver
was named “Woman
of the Year” by San Francisco's public television and
radio station (2003). For further information, see lanisilver.com.
contact Lani Silver at 212-889-5301 in New York City. Silver can
be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details: In New York City, Silver can be reached at 212-889 5301.
In San Francisco, email@example.com