South Orange/Maplewood resumes interfaith Holocaust memorial service
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South Orange/Maplewood resumes interfaith Holocaust memorial service

Anne Millman
Anne Millman

Anne Millman, a daughter of Holocaust survivors, will speak at “Remember & Tell,” the 45th annual South Orange/Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance, on Sunday, May 15, at 4 p.m. Eve Morawski of Maplewood, a long-time Holocaust Memorial Committee member, will receive the Sister Rose Thering Holocaust Education award. A march of remembrance will precede the service in Spiotta Park in South Orange at 3. Local officials and clergy will participate in the service and march. Three local choirs, Kol Dodi, Voices in Harmony, and the Oheb Chorale, will participate in the program.

Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange is hosting the service, both in person and by livestream; masks and vaccinations will be required for the indoor service.

Anne Millman, the speaker, will tell the story of her family’s deportation, endurance, and survival during and after the war.

When the Nazis invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, it was less than four months after Ms. Millman’s parents, David and Sarna Weichman, were married in Warsaw. David, an artist, felt they should all flee the country, but his bride’s family disagreed. Ms. Millman’s presentation tells the story of that decision, her parents’ survival, and her birth.

The annual Interfaith Holocaust Memorial Service was established in 1977 by Max Randall of Maplewood, Rabbi Jehiel Orenstein of Congregation Beth El in South Orange, and Sister Rose Thering of Seton Hall University established the annual Holocaust Memorial Service in 1977; for 45 years, South Orange and Maple have come together to remember the Holocaust. The service, the first of its kind in New Jersey, is dedicated to the memory of the millions of victims of the Holocaust.

For the link, go to rememberandtell.org/2022.

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