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Voices of Hope to Host Holocaust Remembrance in West Hartford

The public is invited to the Voices of Hope commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day followed by a viewing of the documentary ‘Robbery of the Heart’ at Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford.


Voices of Hope requests your presence at the 10th Annual Greater Hartford International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorating the 75th anniversary since the January 1945 Liberation of Auschwitz.

The event will take place at noon on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Dr., West Hartford.

The United Nations General Assembly designated Jan. 27 – the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau – as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the U.N. urges every member state to honor the victims of the Nazi era and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.

The program will include a kosher brunch, Holocaust Survivor Recognition Ceremony and the presentation of the 2020 Chesed Award. The Award is bestowed on individuals who demonstrate exemplary “acts of loving kindness.”

The cost is $18 for the program and brunch. The program is free for students and Holocaust survivors.  

Immediately following the program at The Emanuel Synagogue at 2 p.m. is the complimentary viewing of the documentary “Robbery of the Heart,” which tells the story of a Connecticut family’s return to Wetter, Germany on the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht.  Following the film there will be a talk back with producer Micah Brandt, Eva Weichsel Hausman, and Harry Weichsel.

Please join Voices of Hope for one or both programs. Registration is required via impact flow.

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