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Holocaust Commemoration at Montgomery College, April 13

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Category: MC Events

Published: Mar 12 2010 12:00AM

The Paul Peck Humanities Institute invites the Montgomery College community to join us for our annual <b>Holocaust Commemoration on Tuesday, April 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Theatre Arts Arena on the Rockville Campus. </B>

The Commemoration will be held within a few days of Yom Hashoah and is a special occasion for remembering the six-million who died. We will pay tribute to victims as well as to survivors who convey tremendous courage in remembering and in helping us to remember.

This year's program will feature two Montgomery County Holocaust survivors who will share their experiences: Louise Lawrence-Israels and Manya Friedman.

Cantor Dr. Ramon Tasat will also perform live music for the event.

The Commemoration will begin with a reading not merely of names, but of narratives about real people from many diverse backgrounds who experienced Nazi persecution.

A partial exhibit of "Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County," a documentary project created to tell the stories of survivors who have lived in and around Montgomery County, will also be shown at the commemoration. "Portraits of Life" can be viewed online at: http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/humanities/?page=portraits_of_life.

Holocaust survivors and members of the MC community will participate in a candle lighting ceremony.

To find out more about Dr. Tasat, please see: http://www.ramontasat.com/.

A light reception of coffee, tea and pastries will be provided.

Faculty are invited to bring their classes and may reserve blocks of 15 or more seats by calling 240-567-7417. Reservations are not required to attend this event.

This event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to bring family and friends. Guests may park in the white-lined spaces on the Rockville Campus of Montgomery College.

From the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Web site:

"The Holocaust is not merely a story of destruction and loss; it is a story of an apathetic world and a few rare individuals of extraordinary courage. It is a remarkable story of the human spirit and the life that flourished before the Holocaust, struggled during its darkest hours, and ultimately prevailed as survivors rebuilt their lives."

To find out more about the tradition of remembrance, please visit these sites: http://www.ushmm.org/ and http://www.yadvashem.org.il/.

Many thanks to Esther Finder and Ken Jassie, work very hard to plan this event. Thanks also to Ellen Mainen and Mary Furgol, who teach about the Holocaust at Montgomery College.

All the best,

Dr. Esther Schwartz-McKinzie
Director, Paul Peck Humanities Institute
Montgomery College
212 Macklin Tower
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850
240-567-5170

Please visit the Paul Peck Humanities Institute Web site at: http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/humanities.

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