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Yom HaShoah Commemoration
April 16, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kevin P. Spicer, C.S.C., the James J. Kenneally Distinguished Professor of History at Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts, will present “Entreaty and Supplication: Catholic Clergy and Jews in Hitler’s Germany.”
Under National Socialism, a select group out of the more than 26,000 Catholic priests in Germany, interceded for their persecuted Jewish neighbors. This lecture examines these courageous individuals whose words and actions, while bold, at times, too, reveal the ingrained antisemitism present within the German Catholic Church of the 1930s and 40s.
The Pinellas County Board of Rabbis will lead prayers and the lighting of candles as part of the Commemoration.
The Commemoration is presented in partnership with the Pinellas County Board of Rabbis and the Bay Area Cantorial Association, and is part of The FHM’s Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Movement.
The program is free and open to the public.