The New Haven Holocaust Memorial Exhibit

Open Through March 15th, 2012
at TBS

The Holocaust Memorial Exhibit at the Temple was off to a memorable start with a ceremony and reception on Sunday, February 19th.

Temple members who are Holocaust survivors and children of Holocaust survivors each placed a white rose in a vase to represent the six million who died. Five Temple members who are World War II veterans also placed roses.

Music was provided by flutist Meri Fleischman (Grand-daughter of survivors). Chaya Blitzer read a poem “Survivors of the Flames” that she wrote especially for this Exhibit.

The main speaker was Renee Hartman, a Bergen-Belsen camp survivor.

We must acknowledge Morris Spector, who designed the publicity post card, posters, and the printed program used in the ceremony.

The Exhibit  at TBS is sponsored by the Men’s Club and Adult Education and is free and open to the public.

Fay Sheppard, a member of TBS, and a member of the Holocaust Memorial Committee overseeing the actual memorial on Whalley Avenue also spoke movingly during the Ceremony.

We have a number of docents available to lead tours and explain the exhibit. The exhibit can be viewed anytime during the day by Temple members.

Those who would like to see it at night or want a docent tour should make arrangements through the Temple office (203) 288-7748.