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Join a Global Yom HaShoah Conversation With the Last Generation of Holocaust Survivors

April 24, 2022 | Ended

Viewers will be able to ask live questions to Holocaust survivors from five countries about their life experiences, and also hear from official national antisemitism commissioners, ambassadors, mayors, members of governments, and representatives of international institutions on the importance of Holocaust commemoration and education.

On Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) this week, the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) and Zikaron BaSalon are hosting a unique global conversation with the last generation of Holocaust survivors by bringing them into the “living rooms” around the world.

Viewers will ask live questions to the survivors from five different countries about their experiences during and after the Holocaust, while also hearing from official national antisemitism commissioners, ambassadors, mayors, members of governments, and representatives of international institutions on the importance of Holocaust commemoration and education.

“This is perhaps the last chance to physically interact with a Holocaust survivor for many people around the world,” said Sacha Roytman Dratwa, CEO of CAM. “As Holocaust denial, trivialization and appropriation are rising, it is vital that as many people around the world as possible hear from a Holocaust survivor first-hand about their experiences and the historical truth of the Holocaust.”

“We must then accept the torch of remembrance from them to ensure future generations who will live in a world without survivors that the Holocaust is not forgotten, manipulated or denied,” he added.

During a ten-hour broadcast beginning on Wednesday, April 27th, at 7:30 PM EST, participants will hear from Holocaust survivors Ellen Bottner (U.S.), Luis Opatowsky (Mexico), Abraham Goldberg (Australia), Hannah Gofrit (Israel) and Zofia Radzikowska (Poland), as well as numerous prominent decisionmakers and opinion-shapers, including U.S. Senator James Lankford, European Union Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Jewish Life in Germany and the Fight Against Antisemitism Dr. Felix Klein, and Canadian Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism Professor Irwin Cotler, among others.

For more information and FREE registration, please visit: yomhashoah2022.combatantisemitism.org