Now more than ever it is critical for us to hear the live testimonies of remaining Holocaust survivors, both to honor the memories of the 6 million who perished and to remind us of the importance of the lessons of the recent past.
MIT Hillel strives to bring the stories of survivors to our students through Holocaust Remembrance programming. Through conversations and connecting current students to the past, we can consider together: What can we do as individuals and as a society to push back on the forces of hatred and prejudice that led to the attempt to annihilate European Jews in their entirety, and that continue to threaten innocent people of different races and backgrounds in our own era?
Some of our past speakers/events include:
Survivor, Maurice Chandler, grandfather of Alana Chandler '22, shared his story over Zoom in 2021. To access the recording, click here.
MIT alumnus, George Elbaum, spoke for Hillel in 2020 about sneaking out of the Warsaw Ghetto with his mother.
Holocaust survivor, Magda Bader, spoke in 2020 for Zikaron B'Salon. You can access the recording here.
Anna Ornstein shared her story of survival for Yom Hashoah 2015 and answered questions from members of the MIT Comminuty. You can access the recording here.