Zikaron Basalon l April 26 l 7:00 PM l Free l In- Person
“When you listen to a witness, you become a witness.” – Elie Wiesel
“Zikaron Basalon is a social initiative that takes place on the Israeli Holocaust Memorial Day and various other dates around the world. Literally meaning “remembrance in the living room” in Hebrew, the idea was born from the understanding that the connection between today’s society and the memories of the Holocaust, has significantly deteriorated.”
Join us for this Holocaust commemoration event as we welcome Holocaust survivor and local community member, Theodora (Dora) Klayman in person at the Bender JCC. Dora will share her story of survival.
Dora was born in Croatia shortly before WWII. She survived the Holocaust in hiding, in the same town where her grandfather had been the town’s only Rabbi. Her parents and most of her family were killed in camps, and she was later adopted by a Catholic uncle who had been married to her mother’s sister. She came to the U.S. in 1958 at the age of 20.