Holocaust Foundation Announces Virtual Events

Training event participants pose at the Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza
Participants in a 2019 training event pose at the Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza in Philadelphia. (Photo by Eszter Kutas)

The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation announced several events planned for June as part of a virtual Holocaust education week.

June’s programming has the theme of “Hope and Resilience of the Human Spirit.” Events include:

June 16, 8-9 p.m.

Eli Wiesel’s Perspectives on Hope

How does a person maintain hope in the most dire circumstances? Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, political activist and survivor of Auschwitz, shared his unique perspective with author Howard Reich, who is himself the son of Auschwitz survivors, in the last years of his life. Reich compiled the lessons from these conversations into the book “The Art of Inventing Hope: Intimate Conversations with Elie Wiesel.” This talk focuses on Reich’s experience writing the book.


June 17, 3-4 p.m.

Conversation with Auschwitz survivor Gita Cycowicz

Gita Cycowicz was born in a part of Czechoslovakia that became part of Hungary and was ghettoized, starved, dehumanized and deported to Auschwitz and other camps.

Register for this webinar, which is for educators, university and community members (not K-12 students) at info.echoesandreflections.org/a-conversation-with-auschwitz-survivor-gita-cycowicz.

June 19, 6:45-7:45 p.m.

Celebrate a Socially-Distant Shabbat

Join the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation and Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy for a virtual Kabbalat Shabbat, with prayers, a shared snack, a d’var Torah reflecting on the challenges of our current times, and a conversation with a Holocaust survivor.


Meeting ID: 878 3403 3650

Password: 936005


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