Drew University’s Annual Holocaust Remembrance Program Set for April 10
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 • 6:27pm
MADISON, NJ—Drew University’s annual Holocaust remembrance program, to be held this year on April 10, will feature a screening of “The Boys of Terezin,” followed by a Q&A session with two survivors who inspired the film. The program is free and open to the public.
“The Boys of Terezin” tells the story of five young men who created and wrote for a secret magazine published inside a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. Sidney Taussig and Leo Lowy, two of those young men—who are now in their 80s—, will appear at Drew’s Yom HaShoah commemoration to offer additional insights into their story and the film.
Drew’s Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study, the program’s sponsor, invites area middle and high schools to take part in its observance of Yom HaShoah. Each school that attends will receive a copy of We Are Children Just the Same: Vedem, the Secret Magazine by the Boys of Terezin to add to its school media center. Bus transportation grants are available on a limited basis.
The Center, which is non-profit and self-supporting, invites membership and donations. Its Yom HaShoah program is made possible through the generosity of Joyce Reilly, whose gift is in honor of Holocaust survivor Hedy Brasch; Charlotte and Hall Chefitz, whose donation honors Holocaust survivor Fran Malkin; Shelah Fried, whose generosity is in memory of her husband Peter; Anne and Fred Dennehy; Pamela and Ryusuke Hasegawa; and the Jackie Berke Program Fund.
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