Yom HaShoah is also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. "Shoah,"
which means catastrophe or utter destruction in Hebrew, refers to the
atrocities that were committed against the Jewish people during World
War II. This is a memorial day for those who died in the Shoah.
22nd Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Calling of the Names ▪ Candle Lighting Ceremony
▪ Holocaust Survivor Testimonials
Thursday, April 26, 2012
10 am to 2 pm
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center Forum and Atrium
Free and open to the public.
Our annual commemoration features opening and closing ceremonies, testimonies of local Holocaust survivors, reading of survivor names, photo essay, and candle lighting.
In 2010, MCC celebrated its 20th Anniversary Yom HaShoah—bringing together students, alumni, community supporters and Holocaust survivors for a poignant celebration. Following a formal dinner served by MCC Hospitality students, Marcia Sachs Littell, Ph.D., founder, Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, presented Transformation through Holocaust Education: Breaking the Silence [link to video presentation – to come from Instructional Technologies]in the theatre. In honor of the 20th anniversary, Dr. Littell also presented her original paper on the topic as a gift to MCC.
(Read more for
a history of Yom HaShoah.)