Yom HaShoah | Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024  |  7 p.m.

Speaker: Ida Peluch Kerz

Registration required; seating is limited. REGISTER HERE

Join with the Jewish Federation of Peoria, the Peoria Holocaust Memorial committee and the community in this important event. The Jewish Federation encourages students ages 10+ to attend as well, as they are the last generation who will hear these stories firsthand. 

The White Rose Society essay contest winners will be announced. 

The guest speaker of the night, Ida Paluch Kerz, was born in Poland in May 1939, just months before Germany invaded Poland and the Second World War began. The Nazi's immediately occupied the city in which she lived, creating a ghetto that ultimately saw the deportation of 35,000 Jews to the Auschwitz concentration camp. In the summer of 1942, with deportation imminent, her family tragically came apart, but Ida was given a new life, her Jewish identity known only to her new parents, a young Polish Christian couple anxious to start a family. 

For more information call the Jewish Federation: 309-689-0063
or visit: www.jewishpeoria.org

In Partnership with the Jewish Federation of Peoria and Peoria Holocaust Memorial.