Holocaust Remembrance 73 Years After Liberation
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Holocaust Remembrance 73 Years After Liberation

Yom HaShoah 5778 starts Wednesday night, April 11.

HOD Lodge Shimshon President David Adler delivers Yom HaShoah candles to Chabad of North Fulton Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz.
HOD Lodge Shimshon President David Adler delivers Yom HaShoah candles to Chabad of North Fulton Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz.


Holocaust program. Hadassah Greater Atlanta’s Ketura Group holds a remembrance program at the Sandy Springs home of Renee Kaplan at 7:15 p.m. Admission is $5 in advance or $7 at the door; email Esther Low at mitzva@bellsouth.net for details.


Survivor story. Ukrainian survivor Hershel Greenblat speaks at 1:30 p.m. outside Augusta at Alexander Hall, 33800 Chamberlain Ave., Fort Gordon. Free; holocaust.georgia.gov/4-12-18.

Pogroms. Jeffrey Kopstein, a political science professor at the University of California at Irvine, speaks about “Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms in the Shadow of the Holocaust” at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Georgia State University’s Dunwoody campus, 2101 Womack Road, in a program sponsored by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust. Free; holocaust.ga.gov.


Steve Kaufman delivers HOD Yom HaShoah candles to Carol Lief at Temple Kol Emeth.

Candles. The Hebrew Order of David Lodge Shimshon, based at Congregation Gesher L’Torah, delivers commemorative candles to the religious school at Congregation Dor Tamid, 11165 Parsons Road, Johns Creek, to complete this year’s Yellow Candle project, during which lodge members also delivered free candles before Yom HaShoah to Gesher L’Torah, Chabad of North Fulton, Congregation Ariel, Temple Kol Emeth and Temple Beth Tikvah.

Memorial. The Breman Museum and Eternal-Life Hemshech sponsor the 53rd annual Yom HaShoah service at 11 a.m. at the Memorial to the Six Million at Greenwood Cemetery, 1173 Cascade Circle, Southwest Atlanta. Free; www.thebreman.org.

Eva Tibor is speaking at Christ Our Shepherd Church on April 15.

Interfaith service. Educator Eva Tibor, a native of Budapest and child of the Holocaust who escaped Hungary with her parents and brother in 1956, is the keynote speaker at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 10 N. Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree City, in the annual Holocaust remembrance service held by the church and Congregation B’nai Israel of Fayetteville. Free; bnai-israel.net or 678-817-7162.

Remembrance. The ceremony at the Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden at the Marcus JCC, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, includes readings, a torch lighting and the Atlanta Men’s Choir at 3:30 p.m. Free; atlantajcc.org or 678-812-4161.


Days of Remembrance. The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust holds its annual commemoration at 11 a.m. at the Capitol, 206 Washington St., downtown, with seating by invitation only. Free; holocaust.georgia.gov/DOR2018.

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