JSU’s Annual Remembrance
Jamie M. Eubanks
JSU News Bureau
Over 50 years ago, the world engaged in a war to prevent the spread of Adolph Hitler’s cruel dictatorship. During Hitler’s conquest, countless Jews were slaughtered.
On April 12 at 7:30 p.m. Jacksonville State University will hold its Annual Days of Remembrance of the Holocaust of World War II at Houston Cole Library.
The mission of JSU’s Holocaust Memorial Committee is to “provide for appropriate ways for the nation to commemorate the Days of Remembrance…and to encourage and sponsor appropriate observances of such…throughout the United States.” The Committee also hopes that by educating members of the community about this tragedy, it will not be allowed to happen again.
One of the few remaining Jewish survivors, Henry Stern of Opelika, will be the keynote speaker. Henry Stern, born Heinz Stern, came to America at the tender age of five. He made the trip from Hamburg, Germany on the SS Washington with his mother, father, sister, grandmother and great-uncle.
They were among the last 325 citizens allowed to leave Germany legally.
Stern will recount his story at JSU’s annual remembrance. Others participating in the event are from the university community and the community-at-large.
The event is sponsored by JSU’s Student Government Association, and the public is invited.
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