Please join us for the Community Yom Hashoah Memorial Program . The events of the program will include:
A one act- one person play
Roger Grunwald plays the character Christoph Rosenberg, who is a German half-Jew (“Mischling”) and a First Lieutenant in Hitler’s Wehrmacht. He is a man who discovers too late that the blood flowing in his veins is no different from the Jewish blood being spilled in the killing fields of Poland.
followed by a brief symposium on Germans of Jewish ancestry
Writer and actor, New York City,
whose late German-Jewish mother was a survivor of Auschwitz
Dr. John Cox
Associate Professor and Director of the
Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies
Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan
Leon Levine Distinguished Professor of Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies and
Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies
Appalachian State University
The program will open with a Memorial Prayer, with Holocaust survivors lighting memorial candles, and with a reflection offered by Dr. Kelly Wilson, Charlotte Holocaust Outreach Director, North Carolina Council on the Holocaust
Sponsors include: Butterfly Project, Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University; College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University; Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies at UNC Charlotte; Hadassah (Charlotte Chapter); The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte; Levine Jewish Community Center; The Levine-Sklut Judaic Library and Resource Center; North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, Queens University of Charlotte; Temple Beth El; Temple Israel; and the Temple of the High Country.