Remembering Yesterday for the Sake of Tomorrow
Fittingly, on Tuesday, November 11th, Remembrance Day, Bill A. Surkis, former Executive Director of the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, will launch our Fall Program of Life-Long-Learning with a multimedia presentation entitled, “The Jews, Israel and the Shoah: Remembering Yesterday for the Sake of Tomorrow”.
The Holocaust, Der Churban in Yiddish meaning the destruction, or Hashoah, meaning calamity in Hebrew, refers to the period from January 30, 1933 when Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany, to May 8, 1945, when the war in Europe officially ended. During this time, the Jews of Europe were subjected to progressively harsher persecution in Hitler’s War on the Jewish People, which ultimately resulted in the destruction of more than 5,000 communities and the murder of more than 6,000,000 Jews, one-and-a-half million of which were children.
Using film clips and video, photographs, and segments of eye-witness testimony, Mr. Surkis will briefly trace the history of the War against the Jews, and will highlight those events, stories, and personal reminiscences that he believes are needed to form memory for concerned humanity through the 21st century and beyond.
Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: Congregation Beth-El, 1000 Lucerne Road
Coffee and refreshments to follow
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