Community Yom HaShoah Commemoration | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Community Yom HaShoah Commemoration

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Date(s) - May 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center


Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm – Community Commemoration at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center (6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.) Co-Chairs: Rachel Baum & Bonnie Klein-Tasman.

Special Features:

Keynote Speaker: Sam Harris

Sam Harris is a child survivor of the Holocaust.  He was born on May 13, 1935, in Deblin, Poland, and was only four years old when World War II broke out in 1939.  As a young child, he survived four years in the Deblin ghetto and in Czestochowa concentration camp.

Sam lost his parents and five brothers and sisters, who were killed in Treblinka death camp.

Sam is an active member of the community, and is a past President of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center.  Sam continues to speak extensively on the local and state level about his experiences and lessons of the Holocaust.  Sam is also the author of Sammy: Child Survivor of the Holocaust.

Winners of Holocaust Youth Essay Contest.

Click here to learn more about the Holocaust Essay Contest.