Yom HaShoah Ceremony with Guest Speaker Anna Eisen
Original Program Date: April 26, 2022
About the Program:
Gather with us to observe Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), which commemorates the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the largest act of resistance to Nazi aggression during the Holocaust. The event will include a candle lighting ceremony, live music, and special guest speaker, Anna Salton Eisen, who will talk about her book Pillar of Salt. Book signing and refreshments to follow the event.
Anna Salton Eisen was a founding member and the first president of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. In January, at this congregation, her rabbi and friends were taken hostage in an anti-Semitic attack that received international attention. She has conducted extensive research into the Holocaust and spoken on that topic to school and community groups. She served as a docent for the Dallas Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies (now the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum) and conducted Holocaust survivor interviews for the USC Shoah Foundation. Anna was an adult when she finally broke her parents’ silence about their Holocaust experiences. In her book, Pillar of Salt, she combines the meticulous work of an archaeologist with the compassion of a daughter, courageously embracing her legacy as a second-generation survivor. This memoir completes the story told in The 23rd Psalm: A Holocaust Memoir, which Salton Eisen wrote with her father about his experiences.