Holocaust & Humanity Center to offer week of Holocaust remembrance events

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Jewish community in Cincinnati to commemorate Yom HaShoah through online programming

CINCINNATI (April 14, 2020) – The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center will host a week of moving Holocaust remembrance programs to remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and honor the survivors.

While the community is unable to meet in person this year, a week of digital events will take place from Sunday, April 19 through Thursday, April 23. Yom HaShoah is a day set aside for Jews to remember the Holocaust. Ceremonies typically include the lighting of candles for Holocaust victims and listening to the stories of survivors.

“We know that this is a difficult time for so many, and it saddens us that we’re unable to commemorate Yom HaShoah in person,” said Sarah Weiss, chief executive officer. “It is still as important as ever to  remember the millions who died and honor survivors, while finding comfort and community through the technology we have available.”

The programs are presented in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, Jewish Family Service and the Mayerson JCC. All events are open to the general public.

Holocaust remembrance events include:

  • Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. | Webinar with distinguished speaker Dr. Rachel Korazim on “Facing Absence” and the lingering memories of the places and personal legacies of Jewish life that existed in Europe before the Holocaust. REGISTER HERE
  • Monday, April 20 at Noon | Watch acclaimed violinist and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence Guy Braunstein perform meaningful musical selections. Performance video will be available on HHC’s FACEBOOK and VIMEO pages.
  • Tuesday, April 21 at Noon | Virtual commemoration with a communal moment of silence at 12:15 p.m. If you cannot join us online, we invite you to take a moment of silence and light a candle in your home to remember those who perished in the Holocaust. REGISTER HERE
  • Wednesday, April 22 at 11 a.m. | Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Zahava Rendler will share her story of living as a child in hiding during the Holocaust. The Holocaust Speaker Series is sponsored by Margaret and Michael Valentine. REGISTER HERE
  • Thursday, April 23 | Carrying Remembrance into the Future
  • 11 a.m.: View Dr. Michael Meyer’s oral history interview on HHC’s FACEBOOK and VIMEO pages and learn about his experience fleeing the Holocaust.
  • Throughout the Day: Watch students perform poems inspired by the experiences of local Holocaust survivors and hear essays written by students reflecting on the importance of continuing to tell the stories of Holocaust survivors. Posted throughout the day on HHC’s FACEBOOK page.

All events will take place in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Located at Cincinnati’s Union Terminal, HHC educates more than 200,000 community members through its educational initiatives, innovative programs and partnerships.