Stand with the Milwaukee community in memorial to the Six Million and in remembrance of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and all resistance. This annual Yom HaShoah ceremony brings us together to remember and mourn the people and communities destroyed in the Shoah, to recognize those who resisted and fought, and to honor the survivors and preserve their legacy for future generations.
Special Guest: Dr. Alfred Munzer
Dr. Munzer, a retired physician who specialized in diseases of the lung, was born in the Netherlands during WWII and lost his father and two sisters in the Holocaust. He spent the first four years of his life hidden from the Nazi occupiers with an Indonesian family residing in The Hague. He and his mother immigrated to the United States in 1958. For the past eight years, Dr. Munzer has volunteered at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, translating diaries from Dutch into English for a five-volume series called Jewish Responses to Persecution, and as a docent for the museum’s permanent and special exhibitions.
Connect with this year’s commemoration. We are offering curbside pickup of yahrzeit candles so that you can light one at home. These will be available on Thursday, April 8, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 11, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the JCC West entrance, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Whitefish Bay.
Anyone interested in picking up a candle or having a candle delivered must complete the necessary information when registering for Yom HaShoah.
Yamim 2021 Dates:
Yom HaShoah | Holocaust Remembrance Day
Sunday, April 11 | 3 pm
Yom HaZikaron | Israel’s Day of Remembrance
Tuesday, April 13 | 6 pm
Yom HaAtzmaut | Israeli Independence Day
Sunday, April 18 | 2 pm
In partnership with Milwaukee Jewish Federation, The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, and The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC).