Holocaust

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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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 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Spiegel Asks MCPS Superintendent for Briefing about Holocaust Curriculum (VIDEO)

Gaithersburg City Councilmember Ryan Spiegel, who also serves as the president of the Montgomery County chapter of the Maryland Municipal League, is asking Superintendent Jack Smith for a detailed briefing about the scope and status of the school district’s Holocaust curriculum. In a letter dated April 12th, Spiegel explains that his request comes at a […]

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April 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

This week’s County Report This Week show begins with an update on the police body-worn cameras program. Other reports include a pool renaming ceremony for a fallen police officer, a cemetery cleanup in Tobytown, public safety awards, a Days of Remembrance ceremony, and much more. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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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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March 31, 2017 | Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

Montgomery County Recreation Calendar for April

April 1: Season Kick-off – Youth Flag Football League Mid County Community Recreation Center 2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906 240.777.6870 10 a.m. We will also host a free optional Football Combine for any registrant.     April 1:  Summer Camp Registration Montgomery County Recreation offers a wide variety of exciting summer programs throughout […]

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April 28, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

Memories from the War, the Eisenhower Years

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day (or Yom Hashoah) on May 5, I’m sharing a note that my dad, Harry Zubkoff, wrote to an individual 50 years after his Army service ended. I recently found this note, plus another one about the Eisenhower years, in Harry’s computer files. I believe both notes are worth sharing […]

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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 8, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

MC Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony (Photos)

Students at Montgomery College took turns stepping up to the mic April 8 to tell the stories of victims of the Nazi persecution during the school’s annual Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony at the Rockville Campus. The Commemoration paid tribute to the millions who died as well as to Holocaust survivors both near and far. “I’m very […]

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