Congregation B’nai Abraham Observes Holocaust Memorial Day – Event 2

Event Date: April 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm Event Location: Congregation B’nai Abraham, 53 E. Baltimore Street, Hagerstown

Bnai Abraham LogoOn Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., Congregation B’nai Abraham will mark the beginning of the Sabbath by commemorating Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day. The following Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. there will be a presentation entitled “Music in the Camps: The Sacred Within the Profane.”
They invite all in the community to attend these memorial events, which will take place at Congregation B’nai Abraham.
The Friday evening presentation will present an opportunity to learn more about the Holocaust from a survivor. The evening promises to be a powerful and moving experience as the congregation welcomes speaker, Avigdor (Avi) Niv, M.D., who survived the horrors of the Nazi attempt to kill all Jews within its control. The choir will present special musical selections from Donald McCullough’s Holocaust Cantata. The evening will conclude with fellowship and refreshments.
Dr. Niv was born in Gheorgheni, in the Transylvania region of Hungary. He will tell the riveting story of how at the age of seven, he, along with other Jews, were gathered by the Nazis into a ghetto and transported in a cattle car in May 1944. Initially, his car was destined for the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. However, he was lucky and he instead was taken to a school building in Vienna, while the people in the other two cars ended up in Auschwitz where most perished. He will tell us what happened to others in his family who were not fortunate enough to escape Auschwitz.
Dr. Niv will also relate his harsh experiences after the war upon his return to Gheorgheni, in what was now recognized as Romania.

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