Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies


Shoah Commemoration 2014
April 27-28
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

One of the purposes and goals in commemoration and teaching about the Holocaust and the rise of Nazism is to prevent the proliferation of racism, hatred, and xenophobia. It is a lesson which needs to be sounded even more loudly today especially when the use of the Holocaust is being exploited for political purposes and being revised out of self-interest.

Mr. Gerry Manko will be our guest speaker. He was born in Frankfort Germany in 1925. He was 13 years of age when the state sponsored Kristalnacht pogrom led 30,000 Jewish men and boys imprisoned, hundreds of synagogues burned and hundreds of Jewish businesses decimated in November 1938. His father was incarcerated in Dachau and the family waited for news. After his release Gerry’s family was permitted to emigrate to the United States. They were one of the 38,000 Jews allowed entry into the United States between 1936 and 1939.

Please join others from the lakeshore area as we commemorate the six million Jews and five million others who were murdered because of race, creed, mental and physical condition, and sexual orientation and four million men, women and children murdered between 1978 and 2002 in genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

Shoah Commemoration Service

  • Sunday April 27 3:30 pm
  • Samuel Lutheran Church

Shoah Commemoration Dinner

  • Monday 6:30 pm
  • First Evangelical Lutheran Church

Reservations for the Dinner by April 25th:
$35.00 for Individual tickets; $40 @ the door
$240.00 Table of 8
$300.00 Table of 10

Send reservations to:
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
P.O. Box 452 Muskegon MI 49440
Or call: 231-7220-2702 Leave name, phone number and # of tickets.
Or email: with name and phone.

Dinner will be a buffet with meat and vegetarian options.


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