Yom Hashoah Memorial Observance

When:
May 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
2019-05-05T15:00:00-05:00
2019-05-05T15:15:00-05:00
Where:
U of I College of Medicine Auditorium
1601 Parkview Avenue
Rockford
IL 61107
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jewish Federation of Rockford
815-997-0286

Yom Hashoah Memorial Observance

Please join us for our annual Community Holocaust Commemoration Program

Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 pm
University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1601 Parkview Ave., Rockford, IL 61107

Candle lighting and memorial ceremony
Students age ten and older are encouraged to attend
They are the last generation that will be able to hear from a survivor

Featured Speaker ~ George Levy Mueller

George Levy Mueller was born in Germany to Max and Lucie Levy. In 1938, George and his family were forced out of their home, and forced to live in a Juden Haus (Jew House). On November 9th, during Kristallnacht George’s father and uncle were arrested and taken to Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Following Kristallnacht, George and his sister Ursula were sent to Holland, where they lived in a convent until 1943. In 1943, George and his sister were deported to Vught concentration camp, then to Westerbork and finally to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany. They were liberated in April 1945, by the Russian army, while on a death train. George and Ursula returned to Holland and eventually came to the United States in 1947.

For more information, contact the Jewish Federation
815-997-0286 or rockfordfederation@sbcglobal.net
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Rockford
This event is free and open to the public

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