Remembering the Holocaust | University of Alabama

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Amy McDonald & Max Steinmetz, 2014











In observance of Yom HaShoah, Bama Hillel and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host a special program to celebrate the lives of those lost during the Holocaust.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from author, Amy McDonald, as she discusses the details of life and experiences of Holocaust survivor, Max Steinmetz, who lived in Birmingham, Alabama and passed away in March 2021. McDonald is an AP U.S. History and Holocaust Studies teacher at Shades Valley High School in Birmingham. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a Masters of Education in Secondary Social Science from the University of Montevallo.

Following the program, a reception and book signing will take place in the Intercultural Diversity Center.
Participants will have the opportunity to purchase McDonald’s books, Determined to Survive: A Story of Survival and One Teacher’s Passion to Bring That Story to Life and Word Smugglers: A Story of Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto, as well as to view the Alabama Holocaust Education Center’s Darkness into Life exhibit on display.




Apr 12 2022


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


University of Alabama / Student Center Theater
715 Campus Drive West


Bama Hillel