Institute for Holocaust Education
The 2019 Community Yom HaShoah Commemoration is scheduled for Wednesday May 1 at 7 p.m. Host this year is Temple Israel.
This year’s commemoration speaker will be Scott Miller. Mr. Miller was a founding staff member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he worked for 30 years and now serves as a consultant on special acquisitions for the Holocaust Museum’s National Institute for Holocaust Documentation.
Beginning in 1989, Scott was a research historian for the museum’s Wexner Learning Center, a multimedia information center on the Holocaust.
Upon the museum’s opening to the public in 1993, Scott became the museum’s Director of University Programs.
In 2001 Scott was appointed Director of the Benjamin and Vladka Meed Registry of Holocaust Survivors – the Holocaust Museum’s names, information and tracing center.
In 2006, Scott assumed his latest position as Director of Curatorial Affair, which oversees the museum’s archival, artifact, photo, film, music and oral history collections.
Scott co-edited with Randolph Braham, The Nazis’ Last Victims: The Holocaust in Hungary (Wayne State University Press: 1998), and co-authored with Sarah Ogilvie Refuge Denied – The St. Louis Passengers and the Holocaust, the story of their search for the St. Louis passengers.
Scott has also taught Jewish History for the Jewish Studies Program at the American University, in Washington, DC.
His address is titled “Searching for Survivors – the Fate of the St. Louis Passengers.”
Scott Littky, Executive Director of the Institute for Holocaust Education, Kael Sagheer, Education Coordinator, in collaboration with all three synagogues, have worked tirelessly to put together a meaningful evening. As the host congregation this year, Rabbi Brian Stoller of Temple Israel has led the process of making Yom HaShoah a meaningful experience for all who attend.
“The annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration is a meaningful event for our community,” Scott Littky said, “and becomes even more meaningful when we all work together. Having the clergy from our synagogues assisting in the planning of the evening has been very important in supporting us at the IHE in making our annual commemoration meaningful for all of those in attendance.”
The Youth Program for our local teenagers will begin at 5:30 p.m. and includes dinner and a discussion among local survivors and our students. Those in attendance will first view the short film Pigeon. The focus of the discussion will be on our moral responsibility for each other, especially in times of danger. “Having different generations represented is essential,” Littky says. “In addition to teaching our youth, it is important to remember the Holocaust; we welcome the opportunity to pair some of our survivors with our youth. By spending time together, they can make a more personal connection.”
For more information about this year’s Yom HaShoah, please contact Scott Littky at firstname.lastname@example.org.