Perth Amboy To Host Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

PERTH AMBOY — Mayor Wilda Diaz for the first time will host the 2012 National Days of Remembrance in the City Hall Council Chambers on Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m., to follow the flag raising held by the local Jewish Community at 4 p.m. at the City Hall Circle.

The Perth Amboy Remembrance Ceremony, which is one of three known programs in New Jersey was created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). This ceremony observed nationally, will include the testimony of three local Holocaust survivors, Ericka Sauerhoff, Nathan Kasdan and Alan Farkas of Perth Amboy. Community leaders, members of the Jewish community, students and local, county and legislative officials will be present.

“I have decided to join the efforts of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This is the first time that the city has hosted these important observances and gathered Holocaust survivors to share their personal stories,” Diaz said.

In addition to the commemoration ceremony, the City and the La Casa de Cultura y Educación (CASA) will host a “Holocaust Commemoration Film Series” at the Raritan Bay YMCA theater.

  • April 22, 2 p.m. – The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (94 min)
  • April 24, 6 p.m. – Defiance (137 min)
  • May 1, 6 p.m. – Hotel Rwanda (121 min)
  • May 6, 2 p.m. – Schindler’s List (195 min)

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