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Annual Commemoration of the Holocaust 2023


Tremont Street Shul (also known as Temple Beth Shalom), 8 Tremont St., Cambridge MA 02139

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Brian Corr


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Recalling all who perished during the Holocaust, this year’s program features an evening of music, candle lighting, and remembrance.

Our speaker will be Newton resident Magda Bader. Magda Sternberg Bader was the youngest of ten children and was born in Munkács, Czechoslovakia in 1930, a multiethnic town of about 30,000 people which became part of Hungary in 1939. On Passover in 1944, Bader and her family, except for her brothers, were forced out of their homes into the Munkács Ghetto – before they were eventually sent to Auschwitz by cattle car. At Auschwitz, Magda and two of her sisters were separated from their parents and oldest sister, and their sister’s child, who were never seen again. Magda and her remaining sisters were forced to work in a munitions factory attached to the Bergen-Belsen extermination camp, and were able to escape just before the end of Magda Bader with Janet Stein Calm at a Yizkor Memorial service for Holocaust survivors held at Brandeis University. Courtesy Mark Ostow PhotographyWorld War II.

Music will be provided by cellist Cherry Kim, the Cambridge Community Chorus, and A Besere Velt: the Yiddish Chorus of Boston Workers Circle.

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.

Tremont Street Shul (also known as 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. 

2022 Photo of Magda Bader courtesy of Mark Ostow Photography.


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