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The 2016 State of North Carolina Holocaust Commemoration will be held Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Raleigh at Meredith College (Jones Auditorium).

  • 2:00-3:00pm Life After Liberation: panel discussion with survivors about their postwar experiences before coming to the United States.

  • 3:30-5:00pm Commemoration. Featured Speaker: Morris Glass of Raleigh, survivor of the Lodz ghetto, Auschwitz, and Dachau.

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 2015 Holocaust Commemoration program ( pdf, 1.6mb).

View the Raleigh News & Observer article on the commemoration (March 30, 2015).


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.