Cambridge Holocaust Commemoration Wednesday, May 4


4/21/2011

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Cambridge’s Annual Commemoration of the Holocaust will be held Wednesday, May 4, from 7-9 p.m., at Temple Beth Shalom, 8 Tremont St., Cambridge.

Recalling all who perished during the Holocaust, this year’s program features an evening of music, candle lighting, and remembrance. The guest speaker is Fred Manasse. Manasse was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1935 and was only three years old when his parents sent him and his brother Gustav into hiding – first to Belgium and later to France, where they were hidden in the city of Vichy until the end of World War II. The rest of his family perished at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Coming to the United States after the war, Manasse became a professor of electrical engineering and physicist. In retirement Manasse became a sculptor and creates works evoking the loss of family and his “personal diaspora.”

Music will be provided by cellist Shaheen Lavie-Rouse and by the Cambridge Community Chorus.

The program is free, open to all, and wheelchair accessible. It welcomes all communities of Cambridge – including children and adults and people of all faiths and traditions.

Temple Beth Shalom is located just off Broadway, at 8 Tremont St., between Hampshire St. and Broadway (Tremont St. is one block east of Prospect St., between Central and Inman squares). Limited free parking is available.

 

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