All events are free and open to the public


Saturday, April 14, 2018

6:30 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 prematurely destroyed in death camps. It is lit by a survivor. A Candle of Hope, a white taper, is lit by survivors’ descendants.

The ceremony also will include performances by the Lafayette Children’s Choir and a program by members of the Lafayette Jewish Community Religious School.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

1:00-5:00 PM

Hiler Theater, Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Purdue University

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Rabbi Gedalyah Engel Lecturer

Susan Abrams

Susan Abrams

CEO, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Lee Hamilton
Lee Hamilton
Distinguished Scholar, School of Global and International Studies and Professor of Practice, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

Award Presentation
Gedalyah Engel Education Awards to teachers

Presentations & Discussions
Brief presentations by local activist groups followed by roundtable small group discussions

Monday, April 16, 2018

4:30 PM, Lawson 1142, Purdue University

Workshop for Educators
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2017 Engel Education Award Recipients
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April 16 & 18, 2018

6:30, West Lafayette Public Library

Film Series
The Zookeeper’s Wife

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Discussion to follow each film.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

7:00 PM, McCutcheon High School Auditorium
Student Performance

Dark Road

The story of two young sisters living in Nazi Germany by Laura Lundgren Smith
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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.

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