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April 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm$18
Can you imagine that a United States Presidential yacht built in 1895 for 36 passengers could ever smuggle 1,400 Holocaust survivors to Israel in 1948?
Refreshments served. Reservations required. Mail checks, payable to TBI Preservation Society, to Rosa Goldblatt, 63 Sherwood Dr. / Norwich, CT 06360. $18/adult donation, $10/student donation.
For further information, contact Naomi Weiner: 860-779-0349 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is co-sponsored by The Killingly Historical Society.
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More About Yom HaShoah
Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah – in Hebrew literally translated as the “Day of (remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism.”
The date, which also marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, was selected in a resolution passed by Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset, on April 12, 1951, but has become a day commemorated by Jewish communities and individuals worldwide. In 1979, the President’s Commission on the Holocaust, established by President Jimmy Carter, commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day in the US Capitol with an unprecedented ceremony attended by the President, the Vice President, and many members of Congress.