Organizers Say Holocaust Commemoration Is A Lesson For The Community (VIDEO)

It’s a day organizers said they use to honor the many lives lost during the reign of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany from 1933-1945.

Hundreds gathered at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center in Potomac on Sunday for a Holocaust commemoration hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC).

This year’s theme was “Displaced Persons- Struggles to Find a Home.” According to organizers, attendees heard from survivor Marsha Tishler, who reflected on her experiences to share insights that would inform guests on today’s refugee crisis.

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Ron Halber, executive director of the JCRC of Greater Washington explains the importance of the commemoration:

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Mitti Hicks

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Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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