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Holocaust Remembrance

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Annual Holocaust Remembrance Program


  • Date: Thursday, 10 April 2014
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Stone Center Theater, Jacksonville State University
  • Keynote Speaker: Denise Lewis, daughter of Holocaust survivor Roger Blum

Ms. Lewis's father, Roger Nathan Blum, was born in Brumath, France in 1920. Encouraged by his parents, Roger left home at age nineteen, coming to Birmingham to stay with a cousin. Some of his family that remained in France were captured by the Nazis, while others went into hiding. In 1942, after being drafted by the U.S. Army, Roger returned to France where he was able to locate his immediate family with the help of the American Red Cross. Roger Blum passed away in 2007. (Speaker information courtesy of the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center.)

Remembrance Program Archives (1982-2013)
Contains information on past remembrance programs, including newspaper articles, photos, program flyers, and more.

Imagining the Holocaust Writing Contest
This writing competition is open to Alabama junior high and high school students, and encompasses many kinds of writing, from essays to more creative approaches in poetry and fiction. Entries are due 1 March, and prizes, including U.S. Savings Bonds worth $100, $75, and $50 will be awarded to the top three winners in each category. The top winners will also be invited to participate in JSU's annual Holocaust Remembrance program in April.

Contact Program Planners
E-mail program planners for information or questions about the annual Holocaust Remembrance program.

National Days of Remembrance
The national Days of Remembrance program observed by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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