Temple Kol Ami to Host Holocaust Memorial Lecture at Winthrop

It is now 74 years since World War II officially came to an end in Europe. As the years pass, unfortunately so does the mem-ory of the Holocaust. Recent studies have shown that two-thirds of American millennials do not know what Auschwitz is, and 22% had never even heard of the Holocaust. Now more than ever, it is imperative that we keep the memory, stories, and lessons of the Shoah alive. Temple Kol Ami is pleased to sponsor a Holocaust Memorial lecture on April 28 featuring Dr. George Bacall and Sophia Cagan. We are even more thrilled that the Winthrop University Department of Philosophy and Religion, headed by Dr. Peter Judge, is co-hosting this import-ant program. Dr. George Bacall and Sophia Cagan are siblings, children of Holocaust survivors Leo and Alina Bakalczuk. George was actually born in a displaced persons camp in 1946. Leo and Alina survived the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, multiple concentration camps, and death marches, in addition to other atrocities. Before her passing, Alina documented these horrendous experiences in her book No Common Place. Dr. Bacall has put together a lecture largely based on his parent’s testimony which has been delivered and well-received at multiple venues throughout the world. We hope you will join us for this free event on April 28, 4 PM at Kinard Hall, Room 108, Winthrop University, 1720 Memorial Circle in Rock Hill, SC. There is free parking on cam-pus and refreshments will be served. Please help us to honor the memory of those who perished and maintain the stories of those who survived this unbelievable genocide. As the survivors grow older and pass away, it is our responsibility to never forget. Temple Kol Ami would like to extend special thanks to the Jewish Federation of Great-er Charlotte who has supported us through the Innovation and Impact Fund grant and made such a vital program possible.