55th Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration 

A diverse audience of more than 550 people attended Memphis Jewish Federation’s 55th Yom HaShoah Community Observance on April 24, including a group of 27 students from Bridge Builders, a local youth leadership program. The evening’s keynote presentation was a student-created film featuring oral history interviews with local Holocaust survivors, produced by the Margolin Hebrew Academy/Feinstone Yeshiva of the South through Better Together’s Names, Not Numbers project. Participating students noted that a highlight of the project was the opportunity to develop relationships with the survivors through the time that they spent together during the interviewing and filming process. In addition to the survivors, students also interviewed a Polish rescuer whose family sheltered Jews during the Holocaust. Following the Yom HaShoah program, certificates and prizes were awarded to winners of the Holocaust Art and Essay Competition for local students in grades 6-12, which drew an unprecedented nearly 200 entries. 

Holocaust Art and Essay Competition