As the Holocaust survivor community becomes smaller, it is increasingly important to ensure their stories live on for future generations. On Thursday, April 16th from 4:00-6:00pm the American Red Cross is hosting an event dedicated to the legacy of Holocaust survivors for Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The event will feature a youth panel discussion on the importance of honoring the legacy of those who died during the Holocaust and of those who survived, and how to ensure that legacy lives on in future generations. The evening will also include a candle lighting ceremony and a photo exhibit to highlight of the work of the International Committee of the Red Cross following World War II to help victims of the Holocaust as well as the ongoing work of the Red Cross to reconnect families separated by the conflict. Light refreshments will be served.
Leading up to the event, the American Red Cross hosted a video campaign, encouraging interaction between youth and Holocaust survivors. These short films capture survivors’ hopes for today’s youth and future generations to live in a world without genocide. The films will be shown during the event’s opening reception and available for free to everyone attending the event!
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