- 2013 HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE PROGRAM
Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Stone Center Theater, Jacksonville State University
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Max Steinmetz, Holocaust survivor
Between 1942 and 1945, from the time he was seventeen until he was twenty, Max Steinmetz was held in captivity in at least five ghettos or camps where he slaved as a laborer. Born in Târgu-Lăpuş, Romania, Max was the only member of his family to survive. When he was liberated in 1945, his 6'1" body weighted only eighty pounds. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1948. (Speaker information courtesy of the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center.)
Speaker Update: Due to illness, Mr. Steinmetz will be unable to speak in person at the Holocaust Remembrance. In lieu, a recent interview with Mr. Steinmetz will be shown.
- Remembrance Program Archives (1982-2012)
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.
- How to Organize Your Own Remembrance Program
Materials compiled by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to assist those wishing to plan a Holocaust Remembrance ceremony.