Holocaust Day of Remembrance

The National Holocaust Day of Remembrance will be on April 8, 2013. In commemoration a special presentation will be given at the University of Nevada, Reno on Sunday, April 7 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  in the Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballrooms B and C.

This year Joseph Kempler, eighty-four-year-old Holocaust survivor, and I will be attending. We will be listening to Professor Emeritus Robert Krell discuss his personal and professional experiences on the subject of the Holocaust.

Dr. Krell and his family were hidden by a Dutch family who sympathized with the Jews plight. A Reno resident, Julia Berg, is the daughter of that  family. She compiled masses of research on the Holocaust and her own family and self-published her family story in two volumes. Ms. Berg also conducted a short interview with Joseph Kempler and has added his brief account to her Holocaust display.

The theme for the 2013 Day of Remembrance is Never Again: Heeding the Warning Signs. Decisions made today on issues of hatred really do impact the future. We can sincerely mean the phrase “Never Again” by standing up for what is right no matter how hard the choice may be or its consequences.

Join me and Joseph Kempler in this special day of remembrance for all those lost to the Holocaust.


2 responses to “Holocaust Day of Remembrance

  1. Pingback: Yom Hashoa: Holocaust remembrance: Never Forget! Isacc Klein’s story - Guest Post by Barbara Topolsky | Plain Talk and Ordinary Wisdom

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