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Roses for Tess Wise


Tess Wise received 30 white roses at the Holocaust observance.

At the International Holocaust Remembrance Day observance, held Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the Holocaust Center, a standing-room-only audience listened spell bound as Tess Wise, founder of the Center, shared her story of survival in Poland and Germany during World War II, and the birth and development of the Center. At the end of the evening, Wise was presented with 30 white roses, symbolic of the 30th anniversary of the Holocaust Center and the White Rose Society, a student resistance organization that opposed the Nazi regime.

Artist Judith Dazzio also shared about how she was inspired to paint the 21 paintings on display in an exhibit titled "The Profound Effect" at the Center through March 18. The truly profound exhibit is worth seeing.

Artist Judith Dazzio (l) signs a calendar, available for purchase at the Holocaust Center, as fellow artist Judith Segal looks on.


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