Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, and several commemorative events are planned around Palm Beach County.
April 19, 2012
At 11 a.m., George Salton, a survivor of 10 concentration camps, will speak about Jewish life during the time of Nazi-occupied Poland. The event will be held at the Ross Jewish Community Center at 8500 Jog Road, west of Boynton Beach.
The School District of Palm Beach County will host an event at 2 p.m. at its main facility at 3300 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach. The event will take place at the facility’s Memory Garden.
Holocaust survivors will speak about their experiences and share some readings. Students from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts will culminate the event with a release of butterflies in memory of the victims and 1.5 million children murdered during those years.
The Palm Beach Synagogue is inviting the public to a screening of Paper Clips, a 2004 documentary about a project involving middle school students in a town in Tennessee. The students collected 6 million paper clips to represent the estimated 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust.
The film screening will begin at 7 p.m. at City Place Muvico, 545 Hibiscus Street, West Palm Beach.
Rabbi Moshe Scheiner will moderate. Casey Condra, who was a student at the school that started project, will attend and will speak and answer questions.
Admission is $3 for advanced seating and $5 at the door. Parking will be validated.