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Yom HaShoah Commemoration

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.

29th Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Yom HaShoah Commemoration events hosted by the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project are free and open to the public. 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.

A new play by Wenday Kout, based on the lives and words of 10 Holocaust Survivors
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
7 p.m.
Theatre, Robin and Tim Wentworth Arts Building (Building 4)
Parking available in Lot F.

29th annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Thursday, April 25, 2019 
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center
Atrium and Forum

Our traditional commemoration includes:

Opening Ceremony
9:30 a.m.
Flynn Campus Center Atrium

Calling of Survivor Names & Candle Lighting
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Flynn Campus Center Atrium

Local Holocaust Survivor Testimonies
Holocaust Survivor Testimony 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
Warshof Conference Center, Flynn Campus Center (Monroe B)
We are honored to have welcome local Holocaust Survivors to campus to share their testimonies in the Flynn Campus Center Forum. Classes welcomed!

10 a.m. • Warren Heilbronner
Warren shares his vivid memories of Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) while a child living in Germany.

11:30 a.m. • 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.

1 p.m. • 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.

I Told You, Now Tell the World Photographic Exhibit
Photos and Vignettes of Local Holocaust Survivors
Flynn Campus Center Atrium