COVID-19 Announcement

All events for this year's conference have been cancelled. The conference will occur sometime in the fall.

All events are free and open to the public


Friday, April 17, 2020

6:00 PM

Temple Israel, 620 Cumberland Ave., West Lafayette

Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony will include lighting of the Flame of Remembrance, a traditional Jewish “yahrtzeit” lamp, which commemorates the anniversary of the death of deceased relatives. A barbed wire around it represents lives lost in death camps. It is lit by a survivor. A Candle of Hope, a white taper, is lit by survivors’ descendants.

The ceremony will include a performance by the Lafayette Youth Choir, directed by Colleen Green. The ceremony will be followed by a oneg Shabbat service.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

6:00-7:30 PM

Hiler Theater, Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Purdue University

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Rabbi Gedalyah Engel Lecturer

Oscar Singer

Oscar Singer

94, Survivor

Oscar Singer survived two concentration camps and labored in four others in Poland during World War II. He was imprisoned from ages 14 to 20. He will share his life story with the help of his daughter, Lee.

Monday, April 20, 2020

4:30 PM, Lawson 1142, Purdue University

Free Workshop for Educators
Spotlight on Contemporary Antisemitism
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2019 Engel Education Award Recipients
2020 Engel Education Award Application Information
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April 20 & 23, 2020

Film Series

Everything is Illuminated
Monday, April 20, 2020, 6:45 PM
West Lafayette Public Library

Intent to Destroy
Monday, April 20, 2020, 6:45 PM
West Lafayette Public Library

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Discussion to follow each film.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

7:00 PM

River City Community Center
2842 Old U.S. 231, Lafayette
Student Performance

Letters to Sala

Adapted from the book Sala's Gift by Ann Kirschner, Letters to Sala is the story of a young girl's survival during wartime Germany.
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Mission Statement

The goals of the Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Committee, initiated by Rabbi Gedalyah Engel and the Mayors of Lafayette and West Lafayette in 1981, are to continue awareness of the Nazis' War against the Jews from 1933-1945, to honor the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, and to promote individual, community, and media responsibility for combating the forces of prejudice, hatred, and discrimination today.

Download Flyer: 2020 GLHRC Flyer (full res)

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