Yom HaShoah Commemoration – One Survivor Remembers
April 11, 2021
We are honored to have Holocaust survivor Ben Lesser as our speaker. Born in Krakow, Poland in 1928, Ben survived several ghettos, concentration camps, death marches, and death trains, including the notorious three-week death train from Buchenwald to Dachau that arrived just three days before liberation. Today he is the last living survivor of that infamous train ride.
Since his retirement from a career in real estate, Ben has devoted his life to preserving the memory of the Shoah. He founded the ZACHOR Holocaust Remembrance Foundation in 2009. His memoir, Living a Life That Matters: From Nazi Nightmare to American Dream, was published in 2011.
Please join us to hear Ben’s incredible story and commemorate Yom HaShoah.
Sponsored by The Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education and Jewish For Good
Also Featured in the Program:
Announcement of the winners of the 14th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Essay Contest, sponsored by the Penny Daum Aldrich Endowment Fund for Holocaust Remembrance
Memorial candle-lighting ceremony
Recitation of Kaddish and El Male Rachamim by Rabbi Soffer, Judea Reform Congregation