Montgomery College Holds Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony, April 9 Program Features a Panel Discussion with Holocaust Survivors

The Paul Peck Humanities Institute at Montgomery College invites the community to its annual Holocaust Commemoration, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the Theatre Arts Arena on the Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md.

The Commemoration pays tribute to the six-million victims who died—as well as to survivors—who convey tremendous courage in remembering and in helping us to remember.

The evening opens with a reading not merely of names, but of narratives about real people from many diverse backgrounds who experienced Nazi persecution. Professor Kenneth Jassie will conduct a panel discussion with Holocaust survivors from our local community.  In addition, MC music students, under the direction of Professor Dawn Avery, will perform live music. 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 be on display. The evening ends as Holocaust survivors and members of the MC community participate in a candle lighting ceremony.    RSVP is recommended, but not required. Please RSVP to 240-567-7417 or e-mail ruthann.wilbraham@montgomerycollege.edu.

For more information about the event, please contact PPHI Director Sara Bachman Ducey at (240) 567-7333 or email: sara.ducey@montgomerycollege.edu.  Requests for disability accommodations should be communicated to Ms. Ducey by March 26, 2013. 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.

To find out more about the tradition of remembrance, please visit these sites: http://www.ushmm.org/ and http://www.yadvashem.org.il/.   To learn more about Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County, or other PPHI programs, please visit our website:  http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/humanities.

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