In commemoration of the 78 years of the liberation of the concentration camps in Auswichtz, the Global Embassy of Activist for Peace and Dr. Catherine Latham, Superintendent of Lynn Public Schools will be holding a forum and photographic exhibition titled: Traces to Remember- The Holocaust and Human Rights. The event takes place Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10am at the Lynn Auditorium.
The purpose of Traces to Remember is to keep alive the testimony of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. The project consists of making a commemorative plaque in the shape of the Star of David, which contains the handprints of a Holocaust survivor, the survivor’s son or daughter, grandchild, and great- grandchild, if any. This serves as evidence that Nazism could not extinguish the Jewish people, said Juan Gonzalez, Regional Coordinator to New England.
From Florida, Holocaust Survivors, Saul Dreier and Reuwen Sosnowicz, founders and musical directors of the Holocaust Survivor Band will be present for the unveiling of their commemorative Stars as well Maya Limanovich, daughter of Holocaust Survivors is traveling all the way from New Mexico to this memorable event.
Recent signs of hate, intolerance and discrimination in the US, Europe and South America, and the indifference of the national & international community in the face of current local and international crimes lead us to the question: has the world learned from the events the Holocaust? We see that it is necessary to cooperate in order to prevent conflicts and have peaceful resolutions of such. We also need to promote understanding among individuals, and respect for human rights and human dignity, said Gonzalez.
Featured speakers: Caitlin Moore Education Director, United Nations Association of Greater Boston, Matan Zamir Deputy Consul of Israel to New England, Elizabeth Von Wagner, Cultural and Press Affairs Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Representatives from AG Healey offices were contacted but say they can not attend due the high demand of hate and intolerance calls to the office.
The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace is a not for profit organization, founded by the international renowned pacifist, William Soto Santiago, who has led many initiatives in favor of peace and human rights.