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Holocaust Survivors and Remembrance at MCC Today
Please join us today to light a memorial candle in honor of the 11 million victims of the Holocaust, view a photo exhibit of local survivors, and listen to a survivor's testimony during the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project's 29th Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration.
29th Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration: Reflecting on the Past to Protect the Future
Thursday, April 25, 2019 • 9:30am-2pm
The program's opening ceremony begins at 9:30am in the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center Atrium. Candle lighting and the Project's photographic exhibit of local Holocaust survivors, "I Told You, Now You Tell the World," will be available throughout the day in the same space. Local Holocaust survivors will share their testimonies at 10am (Warren Heilbronner), 11:30am, and 1pm in the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center Forum (3-130).
10am • Warren Heilbronner
Warren shares his vivid memories of Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) while a child living in Germany.
11:30am • Helen Levinson
Helen experienced Majdanek concentration camp, escape, and living under an assumed name before relocating to Rochester and completing the dental hygiene program at MCC.
1pm • Maya Brown
A small child living in Russia during the Holocaust, Maya and her family fled through the Black Forest and eventually suffered through a post-war pogrom in Warsaw, Poland.
Thank you for considering these remembrance opportunities. Your presence at our commemoration will inspire others to remember the Holocaust and reflect on the importance of diversity within our community and world.
Kim Hatfalvi, President
Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project student group
Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project