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California State Assembly Holocaust Memorial Project 2012

Echoes of Truth: Holocaust Memorial Project 2012

For the ninth year, the California State Assembly will recognize Holocaust survivors, children of survivors and World War II veteran liberators during California Holocaust Memorial Week. We will commemorate this week at the State Capitol in mid-April, 2012.

By collecting the stories of Holocaust survivors, we can give remembrance to the millions who lost their lives and ensure that their stories live on. To do this, we will coordinate with Jewish agencies and synagogues to pair students with survivors, second generation survivors or liberators. The students will conduct video interviews that will describe survivors' and liberators' experiences during the Holocaust. The videos will be compiled into a presentation that will be shown to the State Assembly and distributed.

If you are a Holocaust survivor, a child of a survivor, or a liberator, and you have not participated in this project in the past, we would be honored to have you participate now.

The deadline to have the video submitted is Friday, March 16, 2012. To participate, please contact one of the Coordinators listed to the right.

2012 Video

(Sacramento) – Over the past several months students throughout California have interviewed Holocaust survivors, children of survivors and World War Two veteran liberators as part of the Echoes of Truth project. The resulting 13-minute video was presented on Monday, April 16, 2012 as part of the 9th annual holocaust remembrance ceremony held by the California State Assembly. The 2012 Echoes of Truth Holocaust Memorial Project video provides a compelling and deeply emotional look at the holocaust through the eyes of those with a unique connection to this chapter of history that must never be forgotten.


Contact a Coordinator

For Northern California participants:
Jo Anne Cohn
Office of Assemblymember Michael Allen
7th District
50 D Street, Suite 301
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Tel: (707) 546-4500 xt. 11
Fax: (707) 546-9031

For Southern California participants:
Laura Herrera
Office of Assemblymember Betsy Butler
53rd District
500 Center Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
Tel: (310) 615-3515
Fax: (310) 615-3520