Ocean Isle Beach, NC – At 6:00 pm on July 30, the Museum of Coastal Carolina presents “Through My Grandmother’s Eyes” with Courtney Doi. This program is part of the Museum’s Sandbar Lecture series which is sponsored in part by OIB Surf & Java. Courtney Doi is an English instructor at Alamance Community College in Graham, NC. She lives near Ocean Isle Beach. During her presentation, she will tell the story of her grandmother, Judith Klein, who left Berlin, Germany on the Kindertransport in December 1938 just after Kristallnacht. She will include tales of other Jewish relatives who were left behind. Courtney and her grandmother visited Berlin together in 2001 and 2005. They visited her family’s houses and memorials dedicated to lost relatives and attended a Nazi reparations case. When Judith passed away in 2016, Courtney inherited 30 years of her personal journals and essays. These writings address both childhood experiences from the war and the contrasting feelings of guilt and luck many survivors encountered. Courtney hopes to share her grandmother’s story, as well as those of her other relatives, in an engaging and immersive way.
The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission to the museum is free for members, active duty military and disabled veterans plus up to one guest (must include military ID cardholder). Non- member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.