Erasing the Silence: The Story of an Afro-Caribbean in the Nazi Era

Mary L. Romney-Schaab
Mary L. Romney-Schaab
The African Diaspora’s history has been lost, excluded, or written by others. Mary L. Romney-Schaab tells the story of her father, Lionel Romney, an Afro-Caribbean, imprisoned in the Nazi concentration camp system. From Fossoli to Mauthausen, this is the true story of a Black survivor’s place in the Holocaust narrative. Mary’s journey to capture her father’s story illuminates the importance and significance of oral history to individuals, their families, and at times to the overall historical record.

Sunday, February 6th, 2022 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.
A special Q&A for students and teachers from 3:00pm-3:30pm.


In partnership with Philadelphia Councilmember Isaiah Thomas’ office for a Black History Month event.