WHAT: The County of Santa Clara Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony “Almost Vanished? The Jewish Culture of Poland” will include presentations by Holocaust Survivors from Lodz and Warsaw in Poland. A Polish Studies scholar will speak about the Jewish Heritage Initiative, which celebrates Jewish culture in Poland today. A candle lighting ceremony and a reception will also be held in honor of survivors and those who perished. WHO: County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors Judy Denes, Holocaust survivor, Sunnyvale resident Jack Tramiel, Holocaust survivor, Monte Sereno resident Adam Cintz, Holocaust survivor (100 years old), San José resident Shana Penn, Polish Studies scholar WHEN: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 4:00 p.m. to 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 Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture, and the Holocaust Remembrance Planning Committee.
Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Lingxia Meng, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119 Posted: April 5, 2010