Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Day of Holocaust Remembrance (Yom HaShoah) on April 27; A Community-Wide Commemoration at the MJCCA’s Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 4:00-5:00 pm, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) will invite the entire community to come together and remember the victims of the Holocaust with a special program commemorating Yom HaShoah (or Day of Holocaust Remembrance) at the MJCCA’s Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden, one of the preeminent Holocaust Memorials in the southeast. The program is free of charge, and will take place at the Marcus JCC of Atlanta, (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody). Rain or Shine. For information, visit www.atlantajcc.org, or call 678.812.4161.

Yom HaShoah Program Highlights:
Ø  The lighting of the Six Torches in memory of the six million people, who perished in the Holocaust;
Ø  A special musical presentation; 
Ø  Remarks from Jim Barfield, author of the historical novel, Boxcars, which he will discuss, as well as Jim’s hope that teens from all backgrounds may adopt his passion for clarity on the Holocaust in such a way that throughout their lives they will hold a solid commitment to never stand for this history to be repeated. Jim’s presentation will also include an original musical composition written especially for this occasion.
Ø  Greetings from the Israel Consulate to the Southeast, and the German Consulate General to the Southeast.

Related: Very Moving Article.

The man who stumbled on HELL: His place in history has never been revealed. But a just published memoir by an SAS officer recounts how he uncovered the horrors of Belsen

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