Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

The City of Carmel's "Day of Remembrance Ceremony 2015" to commemorate the Holocaust will take place on Friday, April 22nd at noon.  The ceremony will be at Monon Community Center - East Building, Council Chambers 2nd Floor at One Civic Square, Carmel Indiana.

The keynote speaker is Steven Frankovitz, a Second Generation Survivor.

His father, Jacob, lived in Nud Bunya, Romania when World War II began.  When deported to Auschwitz in the spring of 1944, his entire extended family numbered 58.  Upon arrival at Auschwitz, Steven’s father and his identical twin brother were selected by Dr. Joseph Mengele for medical experiments.  His father was the experimental twin, while my uncle was the control.  He endured many experiments, including surgeries and injections.  His grandfather was murdered in the gas chambers and his aunt was murdered in front of his grandmother.  Of the 58 family members, only six survived.


Mayor Jim Brainard will read a Civic Proclamation and offer remarks.

Rabbi Benjamin Sendrow of Congregation Shaarey Tefilla will act as Master of Ceremonies. Rabbi Avrohom Grossbaum will provide the Invocation while Rabbi Stanley Halpern of Congregation Beth Shalom will lead the Mourner's Kaddish. Michael Wallack representing the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Human Relations will share remarks. The program will provide a musical performance by Cantors Arnie Lewin, Shaarey Tefilla member and Deb Winston, Congregation Beth Shalom. Carmel United Methodist Church Bell Choir will perform as well as Carmel Middle School Choir.


The public is invited and encouraged to attend this free program.


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