Yom HaShoah

Cypress College’s Annual Yom HaShoah Holocaust Day of Remembrance

  • Cliff Lester interviewing Lou Fogelman, Harry Davids, and Irene Perbal on stage.
  • A sitting group photo of all interviewees from the night on stage.
  • Dr. Jacob Eisenbach sitting at his signing table.
  • A survivor at his table speaking to a group of people at the pre-event signing.
  • Lou Fogelman sitting at his signing table.
  • Cliff Lester lighting a pair of candles on stage.
  • A standing group photo of all the interviewees and Cliff Lester.

Holocaust Education Program Partners

Thank you to our Holocaust Education Program partners Jewish Long Beach and SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union.

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Holocaust Survivors, photographed by Cliff Lester

They were taken away from their homes, kept behind metal bars and wire fences like criminals—animals. Millions were murdered. Millions more were displaced, left without a home, without family, without much hope. But they survived.

On Yom HaShoah, and every other day of the year, we: remember those who lost their lives in the Holocaust—condemned simply because of their religion; continue to learn from those who survived; and honor those who risked their lives, livelihoods, and families to aid the Jewish people. They show us the resilience of the human spirit; that inclusiveness and diversity are a strength and necessary priority; that there is always still hope for humanity; that in the end, we are all the same.

With these themes of survival, gratitude, hope, and inclusiveness, Cypress College holds a Yom HaShoah Day of Remembrance event each year in April, with the first one being held in 2016.