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Mid-Atlantic Area Event: An Evening of Honor and Remembrance in Commemoration of Yom HaShoah

April 28, 2022    
6:30 pm

[This Program is scheduled on Eastern Time Zone]

THE CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST STUDIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS AT GRATZ COLLEGE PRESENTS

An Evening of Honor and Remembrance in Commemoration of

Thursday, April 28, 2022  6:30 PM (ET) Online

The inaugural event of the Founding Stakeholders Campaign

Gratz College invites you to a free program open to all. We will be commemorating Yom HaShoah and honoring extraordinary individuals whose leadership, advocacy, and scholarship have significantly advanced Holocaust education and human rights in the world.

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS

The Honorable Irwin Cotler

Isaacman Distinguished Visiting Professor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Gratz College

“The Holocaust Genocide and Human Rights: Universal Messages for the Preventing and Combatting of Mass Atrocity in Our Time”

The Honorable Irwin Cotler is Founder and International Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism, member of the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, Emeritus Professor of Law at McGill University, international human rights lawyer, and counsel to prisoners of conscience. He is a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and longtime Member of Parliament.

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MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

The Mandell Fantasy by Ronna Zallman Honigman, Gratz Alumna

Honigman based this original composition on the liturgical themes of the late Cantor Eric Mandel, a Holocaust survivor whose music library is housed at Gratz College.

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PRESENTATION OF THE GRATZ MEDAL

Honoree: Violet P. Zeitlin

Assistant Director, Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive and Gratz Alumna

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