Press Release – Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center to sponsor Ms. Manya Perel, an Auschwitz survivor, to speak at the Northeast Sunrisers Rotary Club

Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center to sponsor Ms. Manya Perel, an Auschwitz survivor, to speak at the Northeast Sunrisers Rotary Club

January 3, 2017

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center (HAMEC) of Philadelphia is sponsoring Ms. Manya Perel, an Auschwitz survivor, to speak at the Northeast Sunrisers Rotary Club on Friday, January 27th at 7:15am, at Country Club Diner, 1717 Cottman Avenue, in Northeast Philadelphia. This program is free and open to the public. This special program, an observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is one aspect of HAMEC’s annual commemoration of the 1945 liberation by Soviet troops of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp.

January 27th is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2005, the UN and its member states have held commemoration ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau liberation, and to honor the victims and the survivors of the Holocaust.

HAMEC offers one-of-a-kind Holocaust survivor and WWII liberator programs for students and adults who want to learn about the lessons of the Holocaust from those who experienced it.  In the last three years alone, our 30 eyewitnesses have reached more than 100,000 students in the Greater Philadelphia area. Our survivor presentations are memorable and have great impact on the students and adults who attend them.

OUR GOAL:

The Holocaust Awareness Museum, and Education Center, located at 10100 Jamison Ave., Suite 210, Philadelphia, PA 19116, is the premier provider of Holocaust education programs in the Delaware Valley.  In the last school year alone, HAMEC completed nearly 500 programs and reached over 43,000 students. With implementation currently underway of Pennsylvania’s newly passed Holocaust and Genocide education law, those numbers are expected to increase exponentially.  HAMEC recently began connecting with students worldwide through “Microsoft Skype in the Classroom.” Our organization has been dedicated to educating students about the consequences of intolerance and hate. Each year HAMEC programs reach thousands of individuals through Holocaust survivor presentations, school visits, videos, Skype, and plays such as the Anne Frank Theater Project.  The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center is a non-profit organization supported by grants from the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany, government and foundation grants, and private donations.

Contact Geoff Quinn, Education Director, HAMEC at geoff@hamec.org or 215-464-4701 for more information.

 

 

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