April 24th Holocaust Program
Category : Summerville & North Area Jewish Community
REMEMBERING THE HOLOCAUST
Remembering the Victims and Survivors
Through Visual Art, Spoken Word, Music and More
The event was a great sucess with participants from all around the local Jewish Community, Excerpts of the play “The Life of Anne Frank” played to a packed house. Many speakers were included in the program including musical performances, dance and poetry. Many of the participants were local middle and high school students.
Thanks to the Community Resource Center of Summerville, the Jewish Community Center Without Walls, Northwoods Academy, Manny Cohen of Barron’s Department Store in Moncks Corner and many others!
The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. “Holocaust” is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jews, deemed “inferior,” were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community. German authorities also targeted other groups because of their perceived “racial inferiority”: Roma (Gypsies), the disabled, and some of the Slavic peoples (Poles, Russians, and others). Other groups were persecuted on political, ideological, and behavioral grounds, among them Communists, Socialists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and members of the LGBT communities.