The San Diego Jewish community will commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day with a free special program “Remember, Honor, and Teach: Liberation 65 Years Later,” at 1:30 p.m. April 11 at the Jewish Community Center in La Jolla, 4126 Executive Drive.
Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, will address the group, followed by the premiere of a short film with interviews of three local survivors and U.S. military camp liberators. Mayor Jerry Sanders will also speak.
The event will recognize and honor World War II veterans, Jewish and non-Jewish, with a military color guard and participation in the candle lighting ceremony. In addition, the Miryam Quartet of San Diego will perform. The program will last approximately 90 minutes.
Steven Spielberg established the Shoah Foundation in 1994 after filming “Schindler’s List” to preserve the memories of Holocaust survivors and witnesses.