(BRANCHBURG, NJ) — The Raritan Valley Community College Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies will commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day with two virtual events on January 27th. Both programs are free of charge and open to the public.
The Holocaust Institute will present an International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration, January 27, from 1:00pm-2:00pm. The virtual event will feature a live, opening-day viewing of Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors, a new photography exhibition at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London. The exhibition, which includes photographs taken by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, a Royal Photographic Society (RPS) patron, features more than 50 contemporary portraits of Holocaust survivors and their families. The display highlights the survivors’ full, vibrant lives, emphasizing everyone’s collective responsibility to cherish their stories.
Created in partnership with RPS, Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors showcases new works from 14 contemporary photographers, all members and Fellows of RPS. Displayed for the first time, these powerful photographs capture the special connections between Holocaust survivors and the younger generations of their families. The majority of the photographs in Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors were taken in spring 2021, offering a new body of work from contemporary photographers. The event is being co-sponsored by 3GNY Descendants of Holocaust Survivors, 3GNJ, and 3GPhilly. To participate, register at https://bit.ly/3Hfd2mv.
Also on January 27, a virtual Community-Wide Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration: Honoring Our Survivors, will be held from 7:00-8:00pm. The event, featuring Holocaust survivors Tova Friedman and Maud Dahme, is being co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties; the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center; the JCC Holocaust Memorial and Education Center; and JEWISH LIFE. The program will honor Tova Friedman and Maud Dahme for their dedication and tireless efforts to further Holocaust education. To participate, register at https://bit.ly/3mjAyXc.