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State of North Carolina Holocaust Commemoration

  • Temple Beth Or 5315 Creedmoor Road Raleigh, NC, 27612 United States (map)

The 2019 State of North Carolina Holocaust Commemoration will be held Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Raleigh at Temple Beth Or (Satisky Hall), 3-5pm. The Featured Speakers will be

  • Esther Gutman Lederman, who survived as a hidden teenager with a Catholic family in Poland. Ms. Lederman’s memoir is Hiding for Our Lives: The Wartime Memoirs of Esther Gutman Lederman and Ezjel Lederman (2007).

  • Mark Werner, son of Harold Werner, a Jewish partisan fighter in occupied Poland, whose memoir is Fighting Back: A Memoir of Jewish Resistance in WWII (1994).

The Annual Commemorations feature

  • A Holocaust survivor or scholar as the guest speaker

  • Student writing, artistic creations, vocal and dramatic performances, and other Holocaust projects.

  • Presentations by state officials, clergy, and others

  • A candle-lighting ceremony.