A different Holocaust Remembrance Day

For the 10th consecutive year, the Tmuna Theater will present its Holocaust Remembrance Day Alternative.

By HELEN KAYE
April 14, 2008 11:31
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For the 10th consecutive year, the Tmuna Theater will present its Holocaust Remembrance Day Alternative, a different and sometimes provocative way of looking at the greatest horror of the 20th century. At the ceremony to be held at the theater on April 30 at 10 p.m, various people from different walks of life will describe how memories of the Holocaust impact their lives today. They include actress Sara Von Schwartze who offers her own take on the ongoing tension between her Israeli present and her family's German past; Ellen, a Filipina caretaker who'd never even heard of the Holocaust, and whose charges are Holocaust survivors; Erik Glasner, who'll speak on the connection, as he sees it, between going "like lambs to the slaughter" and the social and moral apathy in our society today; Emily Amroussi addresses the orange star protest by those dispossessed at Gush Katif and asks who can or can't "use" the Holocaust; and Sahra Blau, one of the event's founders, wonders whether the Holocaust is a sort of substitution for Jewish identity. Reactions to the ceremony over the years has been mixed, but "the ceremony [itself] proves that every generation has its own way of remembering, and that collective memory need not be built on grief," says co-founder Avi Gibson Barel.


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