2014 Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration – Remembering the Forgotten Victims

YomHashoah-SliderThe Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education invites the public to honor these forgotten victims at the 17th Annual Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration on Thurs., May 1 at 7 p.m. at Temple Israel, 2004 E. 22nd Place. Dr. Nadine Blumer is the featured speaker and will address the topic, “Forgotten Holocaust Victims: How Germany Remembers the Roma.” Blumer recently finished a fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and now is starting a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

The Yom Hashoah Commemoration is an annual event sponsored by the Council for Holocaust Education, a committee of the Jewish Federation of Tulsa, in cooperation with the Circle Cinema, Tulsa City-County Library, and dozens of local interfaith and community organizations.

As in past years, the commemoration program includes an exhibit of projects created by Tulsa area students of the Holocaust. In addition, music will be performed by select members of the Trinity Episcopal Choir and Tulsa Symphony. Plus, the Tulsa City-County Library will have available for checkout many Holocaust books and media.

To complement the commemoration, the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, will show a screening of “Paragraph 175,” a documentary about the homosexual survivors of Nazi persecution, at 2 p.m. on Sun., April 27. Made in 2000, the film’s title refers to a provision of the German Criminal Code which made homosexual acts illegal. Ticket prices for the film showing are $6 for Circle Cinema members, $7 for nonmembers and free for teachers of the Holocaust. Reservations are suggested, and tickets can be purchased at www.circlecinema.com or by calling 918.585.3504.

Please contact Suzie Bogle, Director of Holocaust Education, at suzieb@jewishtulsa.org of 918.495.1100 for more information about the commemoration. Contact the Tulsa City-County Library at 918.549.7323 for more information about Holocaust resources. Contact the Circle Cinema at 918.585.3504 for more information about the film showing.

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