Apr 16

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance) Observance

Sun, April 16, 2023 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm (1h) • Chapel

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance) Observance led by Rabbi Shosh Dworsky

Special guest Nelly Trocme Hewett, former resident of Le Chambon Sur Lignon, France; words from Annabel Cohen ’23.

4:00PM Reading of victims’ names, and lighting of memorial candles.

4:45 Associate Chaplain Rabbi Dworsky leads Yiddish singing.

5:00 PM Welcome. Annabel Cohen '23 shares the story of Stanley Ronell. In 7th grade Annabel "adopted" Stanley, a Holocaust survivor, with the promise to tell his story after he passed. This will be her first time sharing his story which she has now taken on as her own. 

5:15 PM Screening of 38 min film "Weapons of the Spirit" followed by Q&A with Nelly Trocme Hewett. Nelly, now age 95 and living in St. Paul, is the daughter of Pastor Andre Trocme. During WWII Pastor Trocme inspired the villagers of the village of Le Chambon Sur Lignon to quietly hide Jewish refugees, even after the village was occupied by the Nazis. It's estimated that 5000 were saved.

6:30 PM Supper, all welcome.

Event Contact: sdworsky, cohena2

Event Summary

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance) Observance
  • When
    • Sunday, April 16, 2023
    • 5:00pm - 6:00pm (1h)
  • Where
    • Chapel
  • Mode
    • In-Person
  • Event Contact
    • sdworsky, cohena2
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  • Intended For: General Public, Students, Faculty, Staff, Alums, Prospective Students, Families
  • Categories: Gathering, food offered

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