Inclusion is Theme for First-Ever Yom HaShoah Event in May
Out Of The Darkness, We Can All Create Light
Holocaust Day of Remembrance (Yom HaShoah)
May 4, 2016
Location: By the Ponds
Yom HaShoah exists as an annual memorial to over six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis during World War II. On May 4, Cypress College pays respect to this Holocaust Day of Remembrance with a ceremony that promotes acceptance and inclusion, diversity and justice, no matter one’s race, religion, color or creed.
The tribute features an inspiring talk by Holocaust Survivor, Dr. Jacob Eisenbach, who will be joined by an exhibition of the haunting and spirit-filled portraits of Survivors photographed by Cypress College Professor, Clifford Lester. At one time facing extermination, these survivors now express determination to keep the memories of the Holocaust alive. The portraits create an enduring voice for the survivors, a voice that speaks out against hatred, injustice, stereotypes, and anti-Semitism.
This message will be accentuated by Cypress College Dance students, who will present an original interpretive performance interconnected with music and photography.
Further heightening the impact of our event will be Holocaust survivors attending in person. These survivors will light candles to commemorate six million who did not. They will help us remember what no one should ever forget.