ASU Commemorates Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) 2019/5779 (May 2)

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ASU Commemorates Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) 2019/5779 (May 2)

On Thursday, May 2, Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), the Center for Judaic Holocaust, and Peace Studies along with the Temple of the High Country and ASU’s Hillel and AEPi chapters will organize a public reading of the names of European Jews murdered by the Germans and their allies during the Holocaust. Weather permitting, this reading will take place from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm in the outside square between ASU’s Belk Library and the University’s Bookstore in Plemmons Student Union (end of College Street). It is followed by a n AEPi-led commemoration march from campus to the Temple of the High Country, where a Hillel-led ceremony concludes the day's events.

To sign up for a reading spot, please follow this link and add your name to the calendar

We begin to mark The Days of Remembrance with a performance of of American composer Donald McCullough’s Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps on April 30The Center partners with the Appalachian Chorale led by Dr. Linda Larson (for more information about this performance, click here Holocaust Cantata Webpage). For more information for the Days of Remembrance and Yom HaShoah commemorations, please contact the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at 828.262.2311 or

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About the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies

Appalachian State University's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers, and the community. Located administratively within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding, and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust, and utilizing these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for human improvement and the prevention of further genocides.

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies is an associate institutional member of the Association of Jewish Studies, a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and of the North Carolina Consortium of Jewish Studies.