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Commemoration: Babiy Yar 82nd Anniversary
September 28 @ 6:00 PM
Join CJE SeniorLife Holocaust Community Services (HCS) and Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (IHMEC) for an evening with Dr. Peter Black, author and former Senior Historian for the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Dr. Black will examine the Nazi invasion and occupation of the Soviet Union and the impact on those who were persecuted and murdered.
This gathering will include music by Maxwell Street Klezmer Duet, remarks by HCS and IHMEC, memoriam to Survivors, and a candle-lighting ceremony. Prior to the commemoration, guests are invited to tour the Museum’s dedicated Holocaust in the Soviet Union gallery. Tours will begin at 4:30 pm.
A virtual viewing option will be available, and English-to-Russian translation will be provided. A link will be sent to all virtual registrants 24 hours before the commemoration.
This program is FREE to the public. Reserve your spot online: https://ihm.ec/babiyyar2023
Co-sponsored by CJE SeniorLife Holocaust Community Services, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, and the Peter Polsky Freedom Fund. Program funders include the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Ellen V. & Philip L. Glass, private foundations, and individual donors.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.