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2017 MD Yom Ha'Shoah

Over 500 diplomats, elected officials, interfaith and community leaders, Holocaust survivors, teens and adults attended the program at Washington Hebrew Congregation's Bindeman Center. 'The commemoration included a program for teens to meet with Holocaust survivor Rita Rubenstein and Liberian refugee Crannough Jones. Over two dozen organizations and individuals exhibited art and artifacts on the Holocaust. Individuals were also able to participate in the reading the names of individuals and family members who perished at "Unto Every Person There Is A Name," or meet in small groups with Holocaust survivors.


We Remember
We Remember

The Lost Communities
The Lost Communities

Vibrant Jewish Life
Vibrant Jewish Life

Throughout the Continent and Islands
Throughout the Continent and Islands

Shtetls
Shtetls

Never Forgotten
Never Forgotten

Lighting the First Candle
Lighting the First Candle

Candle Two
Candle Two

Candle Three
Candle Three

The Fourth Candle of the Survivors
The Fourth Candle of the Survivors

The Final Candle of the Survivors
The Final Candle of the Survivors

The Candle of the Community
The Candle of the Community

A Stirring Quartet
A Stirring Quartet

Family Histories on Display
Family Histories on Display

With Family Artifacts
With Family Artifacts

Photos by Fred Shapiro
Photos by Fred Shapiro

The Human Element
The Human Element

Close Up
Close Up

Sonia's Family
Sonia's Family

The Nineteen Countries of Lost Communities
The Nineteen Countries of Lost Communities

Portraits of Life
Portraits of Life

Artistic Interpretations
Artistic Interpretations

JPDS Studies of the Holocaust
JPDS Studies of the Holocaust

In the Lobby
In the Lobby

At Registration
At Registration

Welcoming Nesse
Welcoming Nesse

Greetings from JCRC's Holocaust Chair Ron Paul
Greetings from JCRC's Holocaust Chair Ron Paul

Honored Attendees
Honored Attendees

Claude Kacser Shares His Testimony
Claude Kacser Shares His Testimony

Jacob Apelberg Across the Generations
Jacob Apelberg Across the Generations

Bearing Witness with Josie Traum
Bearing Witness with Josie Traum

Louise Lawrence Israels
Louise Lawrence Israels

And Margit Meissner
And Margit Meissner

Selecting Kippot
Selecting Kippot

Unto Every Person
Unto Every Person

Remembrance Through Reading
Remembrance Through Reading

In Attendance
In Attendance

To Remember Lost Loved Ones
To Remember Lost Loved Ones

Readying for the Procession
Readying for the Procession

Displaced Persons - The Teen Program
Displaced Persons - The Teen Program

With Rita Rubinstein
With Rita Rubinstein

Liberian Refugee Crannough Jones
Liberian Refugee Crannough Jones

Filling the Room
Filling the Room

The National Anthem
The National Anthem

Opening Thoughts
Opening Thoughts

Eulogy for Elie Wiesel
Eulogy for Elie Wiesel

Legacy of the Survivors
Legacy of the Survivors

The Pledge of Acceptance
The Pledge of Acceptance

Called to Stand
Called to Stand

In the Room
In the Room

The Grandchildren's Pledge
The Grandchildren's Pledge

Naming the Camps
Naming the Camps

And Saying Kaddish
And Saying Kaddish

In the Choir
In the Choir

Anita and Noel
Anita and Noel

The Media On Hand
The Media On Hand

and Halber on Camera
and Halber on Camera

Introducing Marsha
Introducing Marsha

For Keynote Remarks
For Keynote Remarks

Our Elected Officials
Our Elected Officials

An Introduction
An Introduction

Of Contemporary Refugees
Of Contemporary Refugees

Readying for Remembrance
Readying for Remembrance

Closing Remarks
Closing Remarks

Ha'Tikvah - The Hope
Ha'Tikvah - The Hope


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