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22nd annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration

MCC students, faculty, and staff members are invited to honor and remember Holocaust victims and survivors at MCC’s

22nd annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Choosing to Act: Stories of Rescue
Thursday, April 26 beginning at 9:30 am
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center
Hosted by the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project

This year’s commemoration focuses on rescuers – that most unique group of individuals who altruistically sacrificed and risked their lives so that others might be saved.  Yom HaShoah (or “Holocaust Remembrance Day”) gives students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to meet, hear from, and reflect on the testimony of local Holocaust survivors.  Each year, we lose more survivors, and the chance to hear these stories directly from those who experienced the horrors of the Holocaust is being lost, as well.  Today and always, the lessons of the Holocaust (including issues of ethics, psychology, the creation of narratives, etc.) are extremely relevant in a variety of disciplines and courses. 

Please join us as we honor and remember.

Opening Ceremony
9:30-10 am
Flynn Campus Center Atrium

Calling of the Names, candle-lighting, and the photographic essay exhibit, “I Told You, Now You Tell the World”
10 am-2 pm
Flynn Campus Center Atrium

Survivor testimony: Noyema Averbakh
A Romanian child survivor whose family was hidden by Ukrainian rescuers in a cave inside potato pits
10 am
Flynn Campus Center Forum (3-130)

Survivor testimony: Louis Slavko Singer
A Serbian child survivor whose family’s harrowing story includes narrowly avoiding capture and resettlement in Rome, Lisbon, Cuba, and the U.S.
11:30 am
Flynn Campus Center Forum

Survivor testimony: Sam Rind
A Polish child survivor who was imprisoned in numerous ghettos and forced labor camps
1 pm
Flynn Campus Center Forum

Viewing and discussion of the film “Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust”
An award-winning documentary by Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky that tells the dramatic and emotional story of a Jewish father who journeys with his two ultra-orthodox adult sons back to Poland to try to find the Christian farmers who hid their family from the Nazis. The documentary explores the Holocaust's effect on faith in God as well as its impact on faith in our fellow human beings.
Flynn Campus Center Forum

For more information, please contact Sharon Scurlock at <> or x3321.

Holocaust, Genocide
and Human Rights Project

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