Tuesday, April 23, 2024

From the Cambridge Peace Commission, April 12, 2018: Recalling all who perished during the Holocaust, Cambridge’s Annual Commemoration program features an evening of music, candle lighting and remembrance May 3.

The guest speaker is Newton resident Norman Berman, who was born in the Föhrenwald displaced persons camp in Germany just after the end of World War II. Berman came to the United States in 1949 as a small child with his parents, having lost more than 70 family members. In 2009, he traveled to Eastern Europe with his daughter to see his parents’ birthplaces in Poland and trace their journeys during the Holocaust. He will share his family’s story to illustrate the consequences of silence and indifference in the face of bigotry and prejudice.

Music will be provided by cellist Mina Kim, the Cambridge Community Chorus and A Besere Velt. 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.