Black River Technical College, in cooperation with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, annually hosts the BRTC Holocaust Survivor Series.
This important event brings a survivor of the Holocaust to BRTC’s campus in Pocahontas. During COVID-19, however, the survivor will be giving 2 live virtual presentations at which attendees may ask questions. Presentations are free and open to the public.
Survivors provide first-hand accounts of their struggles while personally experiencing the atrocities of the Holocaust. Past survivors have been held prisoner in concentration camps, others have been imprisoned in the Ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. Still others have related their stories of being refugees to countries including France, Switzerland, and the United States.
According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,
The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jews, deemed “inferior,” were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.
The Holocaust survivor presentations will be held as follows:
- Monday, October 26, 10:30 a.m.
- Thursday, October 29, 6:00 p.m.
Presentations are held virtually and attendees may register immediately for a slot. Each slot may be one individual person’s video link or a classroom link.
We are grateful to our sponsors of this year’s Holocaust Survivor Series!
- Farmers and Merchants Bank
- Brett and Karen Liebhaber
- Ken and Dr. Jan Ziegler