Sunday, July 14, 2024

From the Cambridge Peace Commission, April 14, 2016: Recalling all who perished during the Holocaust, Cambridge’s Annual Commemoration program features an evening of music, candle lighting and remembrance Wednesday.

The guest speaker is Jack Trompetter. Isaac Jack Trompetter was born August 1942 in Amsterdam, Netherlands – more than two years into the country’s occupation by Nazi Germany. When he was three months old, Jack was separated from his parents and placed into hiding by a resistance group that concentrated on finding “underground” hiding places for Jewish children. For nearly three years he lived with the DeGroot family on a farm while his parents were hidden hours away in another part of the country. In 1945, after the liberation, his father found him and they returned together to Amsterdam. For the past 24 years, Jack has been active with a local group of Child Survivors of the Holocaust who meet monthly and grapple with issues that are ever present as they grow older. He has also been an active speaker at high schools, colleges and other venues.

Music will be provided by cellist Egor Antonenko and the Cambridge Community Chorus. Roma poetry will be shared by Margareta Matache.

The program is free, open to all and wheelchair accessible. It welcomes all communities of Cambridge, including children and adults and people of all faiths and traditions.

Temple Beth Shalom is just off Broadway at 8 Tremont St., between Hampshire Street and Broadway in the Area IV/Port neighborhood. (Tremont Street is one block east of Prospect Street, between Central and Inman squares). Limited free parking is available.

For information, contact the Cambridge Peace Commission by sending email to [email protected], calling (617) 349.4694 or clicking here.