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Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony at City Hall today

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WHAT: The City of Carmel’s Days of Remembrance Ceremony 2013 to commemorate the Holocaust, themed “Remembering Stories of Survival.”

The program will include a keynote address by Susan Stiasny, daughter of two Holocaust survivors, who will tell her mother-in-law’s story as presented through the Stephen Spielberg’s USC Shoah Foundation Institute. Susan has been a Carmel resident since 1987.

Mayor Jim Brainard will read a Civic Proclamation and offer remarks.

Rabbi Benjamin Sendrow of Congregation Shaarey Tefilla will act as Master of Ceremonies. The program will provide a musical performance by soprano Arnie Lewin, Shaarey Tefilla member and Cantor. Carmel United Methodist Church Bell Choir will perform as well as University School High School Choir.

WHERE: Carmel City Hall Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 1 Civic Square

WHEN:Friday, April 12th, at noon. The ceremony will last approximately an hour and a half and will be followed by a light lunch.

WHO: The public is invited and encouraged to attend this free program. The Carmel commemoration is part of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), an international holiday for remembering the victims of the Holocaust.  It reminds us, as Americans, of what can happen to civilized people when bigotry, hatred and indifference reign.


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