New Jersey Holocaust commemoration in Newark

New Jersey Holocaust commemoration in Newark

Robert Max

Newark’s 28th annual Holocaust remembrance will be on Thursday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m., at the Best Western Robert Treat Hotel, 50 Park Place in the city’s downtown.

Robert Max, a Jewish American soldier who served in the U.S. Army’s 6th Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge, is the keynote speaker. He was captured by the Nazi Waffen-SS during the battle and forced to work as a slave laborer.

Public, charter, and parochial school students in Newark who are studying the Holocaust as part of their curriculum will attend this year’s observance. The event also will feature musical performances by the Arts High School choir. Newark’s Mayor Ras Baraka and the Newark Holocaust Remembrance committee host the commemoration, along with sponsors including Manischewitz, the Holocaust Council of MetroWest, Newark’s Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services and public schools, IDT, the Berger Organization LLC, the Betesh Group, Edison Properties LLC, and RBH Group LLC.

For information, call (973) 733-8004.

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