The REMEMBER Program for Holocaust and Genocide Education: 2015 Events

Charleston remembers!  Join us as we commemorate the Holocaust. For questions about any of the events listed below, please contact Sandra Brett


Proclamations in Commemoration of the Holocaust

In moving ceremonies during scheduled meetings, local city and county councils issue Proclamations that commemorate the Holocaust.  It is crucial for members of the Jewish community to attend the council meetings at which the proclamation is read.  The schedule of the readings of the Proclamations for 2015:

  • Feb. 10 @ 6 pm Mount Pleasant City Council, 100 Ann Edwards Lane, Mount Pleasant

  • Feb. 24 @ 5 pm Charleston City Council, 80 Broad St., Second Floor, Charleston - A special proclamation honoring Joe Engel on the occasion of his escape from Auschwitz, 70 years ago.

  • March 10 @6:30 Charleston County Council  Lonnie Hamilton, III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston

  • March 17 @ 6:00 pm Sullivans Island, Town Hall, 2050-B Middle Street

  • Mar. 26 @ 7 pm North Charleston City Council 2500 City Hall Lane 3rd floor, North Charleston

  • April 13 @ 5 pm Charleston City Council 80 Broad St., Second Floor, Charleston



The Diary of Anne Frank

A Remarkable Story of a Courageous Young Girl and Her Hopes, Dreams and Faith In Humanity.

Feb. 13 - Mar. 1 at Charleston Stage at the Dock Street Theater. For more information go to


Friday, February 20th

BeforeDuring and After the Holocaust: A Picture of Jewish Life in Europe

Ed Serotta, founder of joins us for a special  Friday Night Live at Synagogue Emanu-El. Through Centropa's interviews, over 1,200 elderly Jews paint a vivid picture of their world  before WW II, during the Holocaust, and up to the present.  

When: 6 pm

Where: Friday Night Live, Synagogue Emanu-El, 5 Windsor Dr.

Fee:     Free Admission to presentation only OR enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner and Friday night service immediately following Mr. Serotta’s presentation. Adults, $10,  Students, $5, RSVP by February 17 to required!


Sunday, February 22nd:

Book Signing and Book Fair at Barnes and Noble

2-4 pm Holocaust survivor Diny Adkins signs copies of her new book at the West Ashley Barnes and Noble. Can Forgive But Cannot Forget is Diny's story of her childhood survival during the Holocaust up to her continuing efforts to live a normal life and to reach out to others in need.

9 am-9 pm:  Shop at any  Barnes and Nobles location in Charleston and mention the REMEMBER Program for Holocaust and Genocide Education or shop online from 2/22 to 2/27, select “Bookfair Purchase” at  checkout and enter voucher # 11562386. 10 % of all sales will benefit the REMEMBER Program for Holocaust and Genocide Education. 

Where:  Barnes and Noble, 1812 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard




April 1st - 30th:

Holocaust Arts & Literature Competition

This annual competition for middle and high school students explores the Holocaust through creative writing and arts. The entires will be displayed at the Charleston County Public Library throughout the month of April. 


Thursday, April 16th: 

Making a Difference

Sir Nicholas Winton was the savior of 669 mainly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia as Germany tightened its grip on the country in 1939. Nick Winton joins us from England to recount his father’s heroic efforts.

When:  Thursday, April 16 @ 7 pm

Where:  Jewish Studies Building, College of Charleston, 96 Wentworth St., Charleston

Fee: Free


Sunday, April 19th: 

Annual Yom Hashoah Commemoration

We rededicate the Holocaust Memorial with a special program featuring SC Chief Justice Jean Toal, Mayor Riley, and local survivors.

When: 3 pm

Where: Holocaust Memorial in Marion Square, downtown Charleston

Fee: Free Admission



Eastern European Travel/Study Tour on the Holocaust

The public is  invited to participate in this educational and enlightening trip to Poland's death camps and memorials, sites and cemeteries, 21-28 June. Sponsored by the S.C. Council on the Holocaust   Cost:  $2079 land only double occupancy.  For further information, please contact Leah Chase, or 843.556.0525


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