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Holocaust Remembrance Day observance


January 24, 2020

Liberator Gilbert Waganheim

On Jan. 27, from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center will observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day and remember the innocent six million Jews and millions of other people who fell victim to Nazi persecution.

This date was chosen by the United Nations in recognition of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. This year marks the 75thanniversary of its liberation.

At the same time, the ordinary people who courageously and heroically risked their lives to save their fellow human beings will be remembered. They demonstrated that in the midst of evil, human beings can perform remarkable acts of decency and dignity.

One such person is Gilbert Waganheim, a Jewish liberator. Waganheim will share his story alongside his family at the start of the event.

To pay tribute to the millions of lives lost, there also will be a candle lighting and a commemorative reading of the names of concentration camps, dates of liberation, and a powerful words of inspiration from historical liberators.

This event will be held at the Holocaust Center in Maitland and is free and open to the public. To RSVP, visit http://www.holocaustedu.org/event/international-holocaust-remembrance-day/

For more information, call 407-628-0555.


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