Montgomery College Holds Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony, April 13 Montgomery County Holocaust Survivors to Share Their Experiences

The Paul Peck Humanities Institute at Montgomery College invites the community to its annual Holocaust Commemoration on Tuesday, April 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Theatre Arts Arena on the Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md. The commemoration will be held within days of Yom Hashoah, the Day of Remembrance for the six million people who died, and will pay tribute to victims and survivors who showed tremendous courage in remembering and in helping us to remember. Louise Lawrence-Israels and Manya Friedman, two Montgomery County Holocaust survivors, will share their experiences. Holocaust survivors and members of the Montgomery College community will participate in a candle lighting ceremony and Cantor Dr. Ramon Tasat will perform live music for the event. A light reception of coffee, tea and pastries will be provided. A partial exhibit of “Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County,” a photography exhibit created to tell the stories of survivors who have lived in and around Montgomery County, will also be shown at the commemoration. “Portraits of Life” can be viewed online at http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/humanities/?page=portraits of_life. This event is free and open to the public. Guests may park in the white lined spaces on the Rockville Campus. For more information about the Holocaust Commemoration and other events organized by the Paul Peck Humanities Institute, call 240-567-7417 or e-mail esther.schwartz-mckinzie@montgomerycollege.edu. You can also visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/humanities.

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