With Guest Speaker Dr. Rachel Korazim
April 7, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public
Yom HaShoah commemorates the Holocaust and honors the six million Jews who were murdered as part of the Nazis’ systematic plan to exterminate the Jewish people. In Hebrew, it means "Day of the Calamity." It is also the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which is observed this year on Monday, April 8.
In the spirit of shared tribute, Alvernia University and the Jewish Federation of Reading gather to remember the victims of the Holocaust and ghetto uprisings in a public observance. Joining the program will be keynote speaker, Dr. Rachel Korazim. Dr. Korazim will talk about humanizing the millions of victims, going beyond the numbers, and looking for the beauty destroyed in the pictures that portray atrocities. She will also discuss the importance of paying close attention to how we speak and what we say about those who perished.
The remembrance will conclude with a memorial candle lighting service led by survivors and family members of survivors.
This session will be held at the following location:
Bernardine Hall, Lecture Hall
400 Saint Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607