Perth Amboy To Host Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

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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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2 comments for “Perth Amboy To Host Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

  1. romanel
    April 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    A total waste of time and taxpayers money. This mayor is a real MORON. There is only three Jewish families left in town and they don’t even have any kids in the school system. Forget about the damn Holocaust! that happened 70 years ago and Perth Amboy resident don’t give a sh-t about it.

    • vee novak
      April 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      Romanel misses the point. One does not have to be of Jewish heritage to appreciate the importance of being aware of the inhumanity of which humans are capable of when they let the curse of prejudice and hatred consume them. Its important to remember the holocaust so that it does not happen again to any group.

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