Yom HaShoah

Day of Remembrance ~ “In memory of those who perished during the Nazi reign of terror.”

Sunday, April 27, 2014
at 4:00 PM

Featuring Author Joanie Holzer Schirm

The Holocaust Center invites individuals and families from throughout the community to join us on April 27 for our Yom HaShoah commemorative program. The Center hosts the observance each year to remember the lives of the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust, and to honor the Survivors, Liberators and Rescuers who keep those memories alive.

Featured speaker will be Joanie Holzer Schirm, author of Adventurers Against Their Will. She will be sharing the lessons learned from the Holocaust-era letters she inherited from her father, Dr. Oswald A.Holzer. Through Dr. Holzer’s correspondence, including copies of letters he sent to others from the relative safety of China where he sought refuge from his native Czechoslovakia, we learn firsthand of the struggles of his friends and family as they faced fear, betrayal, deprivation, isolation and victimization. In their real-time accounts of the war years, we come to terms with the everyday suffering that comes from prejudice and indifference.

The Yom HaShoah program will also feature:

A simple downloadable poster about the Student Creative Arts Contest is available here.

The Center’s programs and events are made possible through generous grants and sponsorships by the United Arts of Central Florida, Inc., and State of Florida Department of State – Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Center’s generous corporate and individual supporters.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

For more information, call the Holocaust Memorial Center at 407-628-0555.

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