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Montgomery College Holds Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony, March 27 Program Features Two Montgomery County Holocaust Survivors

The Paul Peck Humanities Institute at Montgomery College invites the community to its annual Holocaust Commemoration, Tuesday, March 27, 2012, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on the Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md. (Please note the change in venue from previous Holocaust Commemoration events at the College.) This year’s program features a facilitated panel discussion with Professor Kenneth Jassie and Montgomery County Holocaust survivors Emanuel Mandel and Edith Lowy. Holocaust survivors and members of the college community will participate in a candle lighting ceremony, and the audience will hear performances by student musicians, under the direction of award-winning Professor Dawn Avery.

The commemoration honors the six million victims of the Holocaust and pays tribute to the survivors. The commemoration will begin with a reading of names followed by real-life narratives of people who experienced Nazi persecution.

A partial display of the photography exhibit, “Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County,” will also be shown at the commemoration. RSVP is recommended, but not required. Please RSVP to 240-567-7417 or e-mail ruthann.wilbraham@montgomerycollege.edu. To request disability accommodations, please contact the College no later than March 19, 2012.

This event is free and open to the public. Event attendees may park in the white-lined spaces on the Rockville Campus. Light refreshments will be served, starting at 6 p.m. For more information about the Holocaust Commemoration and other events organized by the Paul Peck Humanities Institute, call or e-mail sara.ducey@montgomerycollege.edu. You can also visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/humanities.

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