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International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Monday, Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join us on January 27, 2020 as we observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day and remember the innocent six million jews and millions of other people who fell victims to Nazi persecution.
This date was chosen by the United Nations in recognition of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, and, this year, marks the 75th anniversary of its liberation.
At the same time, we remember the ordinary people who courageously and heroically expressed the very best of the human capacity for compassion and justice by risking their lives to save their fellow human beings. They demonstrated that in the midst of evil, human beings can perform remarkable acts of decency and dignity.
One such person is Gilbert Waganheim—a Jewish liberator. Gilbert will empower attendees with his story alongside his family at the start of the event.
We will pay tribute to the millions of lives lost, through a candle lighting and a commemorative reading of the names of concentration camps, dates of liberation, and a powerful words of inspiration from historical Liberators.
This reading will serve as not only a reminder of the magnitude of the atrocities, but even more so—the power of unity to liberate our communities from anti-Semitism and all forms of prejudice and bigotry.