holocaust remembrance day

April 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Local Jewish Schools Read Names of Victims During Holocaust Memorial Day

Thursday is Holocaust Memorial Day which commemorates the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Students at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and Berman Hebrew Academy, both in Rockville, as well as students from Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital and Gesher Jewish Day School in Northern Virginia are reciting the […]

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May 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for May 8 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, May 8. Today is known as Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day. V-E Day marks 74 years since the Holocaust ended. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. National Bike to School Day: It’s National Bike to School Day. Children should wear a helmet, follow traffic signs, and enjoy a […]

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May 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Holocaust Survivors Honored By County Council

Holocaust Survivors, Family Members Honored By Montgomery County Council A Montgomery County Council proclamation recognized Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah, at Tuesday’s council meeting. The councilmembers were joined by Holocaust survivors, relatives of Holocaust survivors, and community leaders. County Executive Marc Elrich warned about the consequences of hateful rhetoric when presenting the proclamation. Elrich […]

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May 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for May 1 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, May 1. It’s the Jewish holiday Yom Ha’Shoah, which translates in English to Holocaust Remembrance Day. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Takoma Park City Council Meeting: Takoma Park’s City Council meets tonight from &:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Takoma Park Community Center. For more information, check out […]

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April 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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 […]

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April 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Council Presents Proclamation Recognizing Holocaust Remembrance Day (VIDEO)

To honor the legacy and lives lost during the Holocaust, the Montgomery County Council proclaimed April 24 as Holocaust Remembrance Day in a special ceremony during the council’s meeting early Tuesday. “All residents are urged to rededicate themselves to not bear themselves silently to injustice and to always remain vigilante to the principles of a just […]

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April 3, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Honors Holocaust Victims with Remembrance Day Proclamation (VIDEO)

County Council officially proclaimed April 12 as Holocaust Remembrance Day in Montgomery County and urged residents to remain “vigilantes to the principles of justice.” “Our awareness of history is certainly more important today; certainly as important as it ever was,”  said Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal. Members of all faith communities are also invited to honor […]

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April 27, 2014 | Sonya Burke

photo of Mina Parsont

Days of Remembrance Week (Video)

The U.S. Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. This year’s Holocaust remembrance week is April 27–May 4, 2014. In this MyMCMedia extra,  Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz recognizes the significance of the week at a recent City Council meeting and a local Holocaust survivor shares a little of […]

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April 2, 2013 | Staff Writer

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Photo)

Halina Peabody, a survivor of the Holocaust, appeared before the Montgomery County Council on April 2 as the Council recognized Holocaust Remembrance Day. Ms. Peabody spoke on why current and future generations must be told about the Holocaust so the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s are never repeated.  In 1980, […]

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