Annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Commemoration) Observance At The Jewish Cultural Center

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga invites the community to its annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance) observance on Sunday, April 27 at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. with the reading of names of victims by members of the community. The observance will continue at 4 p.m. with the participation of Holocaust survivors, their children, grandchildren and children of concentration camp liberators.  There is no cost to attend.

This annual observance also includes readings, music and prayers. This year the observance will include a keynote address by Dr. John W. Steinberg on Memory and the Holocaust in Germany and Poland in the 21st Century. 

Dr. Steinberg is the chair of the Department of History and Philosophy at Austin Peay State University.  He was a Research Fellow at the Center For Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial and Museum, and trained as a Holocaust Educator by the Holocaust Education Foundation. He has directed a Holocaust study tour to Berlin and Krakow and is engaged in on-going research on the role of collaborators in the Soviet Union during the Holocaust in addition to his substantial research into the history of Russia.



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