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Turning Points

2013 Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony to Feature Gripping Stories Told by Survivors
WHAT: 
The County of Santa Clara Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony “Turning Points” will feature presentations by the Holocaust survivors. Students from local high schools will set the context of these stories and explore major historical turning points in the Holocaust. A reception will be held in honor of survivors and those who perished.
 
WHO:  
County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
George Denes, Holocaust survivor, Sunnyvale resident
Henry Stone, Holocaust survivor, San José resident
Students from Archbishop Mitty High School     
 
WHEN:            
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
4:00-5:00 p.m.
 
WHERE:        
Board of Supervisors Chambers
County of Santa Clara Government Center, 1st Floor, 70 W. Hedding Street, San Jose
(Free parking available in the County Employee Parking Lot)
 
WHY:   
The annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony hosted by the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors commemorates YOM HASHOAH, the day established in remembrance of over six million
Jewish people who perished during the 1940s Holocaust. Sponsors of the event this year include the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, the Holocaust Remembrance Planning Committee,
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, Peninsula Region of the Jewish Community Relations Council,
Silicon Valley FACES, and the Silicon Valley Holocaust Survivors Association.
 
Photo Opportunities:
The program will contain a memorial prayer, generation to generation memorial candle-lighting, and an interfaith invocation.

 

 

Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Lingxia Meng, Office of Public Affairs (408) 299-5119; Karen Stiller, Jewish Community Relations Council 650-269-3278, 650-847-1715
Posted: April 4, 2013