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2017 Holocaust Commemoration

Roald Hoffmann

Returning, Remembering, Forgiving
Roald Hoffmann is a chemist who won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He will speak about his experiences as a hidden child during the Holocaust, the personal goodness of a Ukrainian family, and ultimately of the choices for good or evil that must be made in the worst of times. Dr. Hoffmann is the Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters Emeritus at Cornell. He has also published plays and poetry.

We will honor our local survivors and include a candle lighting ceremony of second generation survivors. Featuring a performance by VOICES Multicultural Chorus. Children 10 and older are encouraged to attend. School groups are welcome. A reception will follow the presentation.

This commemoration is made possible by the Jacob and Jeannette Geldwert Holocaust Memorial lexture Fund, Area Congregations Together, Congregation Tikkun v'Or, Ithaca Area United Jewish Community, Temple Beth El, Tompkins Trust Company and Wegmans.


Time and Place
April 24, 2017, 7:00 pm
Temple Beth El 402 N. Tioga St, Ithaca NY