Montgomery College Holds Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony, April 9

The Paul Peck Humanities Institute at Montgomery College invites the community to its annual Holocaust Commemoration, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the Theatre Arts Arena on the Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md.


The Commemoration pays tribute to the six million victims who died, as well as to the survivors, who convey tremendous courage in remembering and in helping us to remember. 


The evening opens with a reading not merely of names, but of narratives about real people from many diverse backgrounds who experienced Nazi persecution. Professor Kenneth Jassie will conduct a panel discussion with Holocaust survivors from our local community. In addition, MC music students, under the direction of Professor Dawn Avery, will perform music. A partial exhibit of “Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County,” a documentary project that tells the stories of survivors who have lived in and around Montgomery County, will be on display. The evening ends as Holocaust survivors and members of the MC community participate in a candle-lighting ceremony.   RSVP is recommended, but not required. Please RSVP to 240-567-7417 or e-mail


For more information about the event, please contact PPHI Director Sara Bachman Ducey at 240-567-7333 or e-mail:  Requests for disability accommodations should be communicated to Ducey by March 26, 2013. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees may park in the white-lined spaces on the Rockville Campus. Light refreshments will be served, starting at 6 p.m.   For more information about the Holocaust Commemoration and other events organized by the Paul Peck Humanities Institute, call or e-mail You can also visit


To find out more about the tradition of remembrance, please visit these sites: and To learn more about Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County, or other PPHI programs, please visit our website:



Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.


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On September 16, 1946, the first Montgomery College classes were held in the evenings at a local high school with a student body of 186 men and women. Today, the College has grown to a multi-campus institution and serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.