"Everyone in the field of Holocaust education is asking the same question: After the last survivor is no longer, who will remember, who will tell their stories? In powerful poetry, brief historical explanations, and moving sketches, Holly Mandelkern has shown that it is possible to become a witness to the witnesses and thus to convey their stories in another powerful format to a new generation."
- Michael Berenbaum, Holocaust Scholar

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It Began With a Book

As a poet and Holocaust educator, I have learned about many courageous people from this time, and I wanted to find a unique way to share their stories. In 2017 I published a book of my poems honoring their lives. And knowing the power and beauty of music, I also wanted to share some of these stories through songs, which were released as an album in 2022. I hope Beneath White Stars will help you discover the strength and vitality of these brave individuals.
- Holly Mandelkern

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Hello friends! You're invited to a presentation of poetry and songs from the book and album, Beneath White Stars, on Sunday June 30th, at the Winter Park Library. I'll share poems from my book, and the talented Brendan Nolan will perform songs from the album. Don't miss a chance to hear him! ... See MoreSee Less

Hello friends! Youre invited to a presentation of poetry and songs from the book and album, Beneath White Stars, on Sunday June 30th, at the Winter Park Library.  Ill share poems from my book, and the talented Brendan Nolan will perform songs from the album. Dont miss a chance to hear him!

Yesterday I had the wonderful opportunity to share poems and music at the Patio Poets event hosted by the Orlando Area Poets Organization. Thank you to all who attended and to those who made this event possible. ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday I had the wonderful opportunity to share poems and music at the Patio Poets event hosted by the Orlando Area Poets Organization.  Thank you to all who attended and to those who made this event possible.Image attachment

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