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The 2018 State of North Carolina Holocaust Commemoration will be held Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Raleigh at Meredith College. The Featured Speakers will be Shelly Weiner and Rachel Kizhnerman of Greensboro, cousins who were hidden with their mothers by a Christian farmer for 22 months after the Nazis invaded Poland.

The Annual Commemorations feature

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

View the 2017 Holocaust Commemoration program (pdf, 837kb).

View news features on the 2016 commemoration and the 2015 commemoration.


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.