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RCC Commemorates the Holocaust

RCC Commemorates the Holocaust

Photo caption: Sonia Goldstein by C. Fournier/RCC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: April 18, 2014

CONTACT: Tzipora Reitman

845-574-4595

zreitman@sunyrockland.edu

 

RCC Commemorates the Holocaust

 

The Holocaust will be commemorated at Rockland Community College through drama, first-person testimony and art in a series of events that are free and open to the public.

“Remembering the Holocaust honors the victims of this horrific time in history and also reminds us all to reflect on our own attitudes towards others and to unite in preventing hate-induced behavior in our own times,” said Rabbi Dov Oliver, director of the Center for Jewish Life/Hillel at RCC and co-chair of the organizing committee.

For more information, contact Rabbi Dov Oliver at 845-574-4422 or doliver@sunyrockland.edu

Tuesday, April 29, 12:30-1:30 pm, Technology Center, Ellipse
Play, The King of Denmark Comes to Billings, a staged reading by playwright and actor Mark Judelson, accompanied by three actors, followed by a conversation with the cast. Mark Judelson’s original play tells the story of the people in Billings, Montana, who courageously responded to a series of hate crimes and incidents committed against their Jewish, Native American and African American neighbors. Thousands of people mobilized to ensure the safety of their fellow citizens. The cast also includes Detective Phil Fantasia, Spring Valley Police Department; Willie Trotman, President, Spring Valley NAACP, and Dominique Alvarado, RCC student.

 

Tuesday, May 6, 12:30-1:30 pm, Technology Center, Ellipse
Holocaust Survivor Testimony by Sonia Aronowitz Goldstein

Born in Vilna in what was then Poland, Sonia Aronowitz Goldstein was a teenager when her home was overrun first by the Russians, and then by the Nazis. Sonia survived the Stutthof concentration camp, a death march and life-threatening typhus to build a new and successful life in the United States. A longtime Suffern resident, Mrs. Goldstein will share her story.

 

May 15-30, Technology Center Rotunda
Exhibit, “Cartoonists Against the Holocaust: Art in the Service of Humanity”

A 22-panel exhibit featuring rare political cartoons from American newspapers in the 1930s and 1940s about the plight of the Jews under Hitler. Sponsored by the Holocaust Museum & Study Center.

 

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Photo caption: Sonia Goldstein by C. Fournier/RCC

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