Montgomery College Holds Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony This year’s program features two Montgomery County Holocaust survivors

The Paul Peck Humanities Institute at Montgomery College invites the community to its annual Holocaust Commemoration, Tuesday, May 3 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 just a few days after Yom Hashoah. It is a special occasion for remembering the six million who died and for paying tribute to victims as well as to survivors who convey tremendous courage in remembering and in helping us to remember. The commemoration will begin with a reading of names and of real-life narratives from many diverse backgrounds who experienced Nazi persecution. This year’s program will feature two Montgomery County Holocaust survivors who will share their experiences: Fanny Aizenburg and Regina Spiegel. Holocaust survivors and members of the college community will participate in a candle lighting ceremony. Noted musician Flory Jagoda and her trio will perform live music for the event and Montgomery College president Dr. DeRionne Pollard will make remarks. A partial exhibit of “Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County,” a documentary project 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: 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 of Montgomery College. For more information about the Holocaust Commemoration and other events organized by the Paul Peck Humanities Institute, call 240-567-7417 or e-mail sara.ducey@montgomerycollege.edu. You can also visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/humanities.

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