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COMMEMORATION

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION

The 2015 State of North Carolina Holocaust Commemoration will be held Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3-5pm, at Meredith College in Raleigh. A pre-commemoration panel discussion with Holocaust survivors will occur from 2-2:45pm.

The Featured Speaker will be Dr. Zev Harel, who survived four years of slave labor in Nazi concentration camps before being liberated at age 15 by American soldiers at Ebensee in May 1945. Now living in Greensboro, Dr. Harel is Professor Emeritus of Social Work at Cleveland State University.

The Annual Commemorations feature

  • A Holocaust survivor or scholar as the guest speaker
  • Student vocal and dramatic performances
  • Presentations by state officials, clergy, and others
  • A candle-lighting ceremony.

The event is open to all and free of charge. Ample free parking is available.

View the 2014 Holocaust Commemoration program ( pdf, 993kb). The date of the 2015 commemoration will be announced this autumn.


HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah in Hebrew) is a day set aside for remembering the victims of the Holocaust and for reminding Americans of what can happen to civilized people when bigotry, hatred, and indifference reign. The United States Holocaust Memorial Council was created by Congress in 1980 to lead the nation in civic commemorations and to encourage appropriate Remembrance observances throughout the country.