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APR 1, 2013

Museum Of The Holocaust Sets Remembrance Day Events Sunday

Beverly Hills Courier

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the oldest such museum in the country, will host a city-wide Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration with multiple events Sunday, April 7.

The museum, at 100 The Grove Dr., in Pan Pacific Park, across the street from CBS and The Grove, will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The day’s schedule includes:

• 10 a.m. – Survivor speaker: Thomas Blatt

• 11:30 a.m. – Poetry reading by Tom Greening (amphitheater)

• Noon – Museum tour

• Noon – Traffic Dance Performance (amphitheater)

• 12:30 p.m. – Poetry reading by Hadasa Cytrynowicz (amphitheater)

• 1 p.m. – Survivor speaker: Renee Firestone

• 1 p.m. – Musical performance by Cantor Esther Leon Schwartz (amphitheater)

• 2 p.m. – Ceremony of Commemoration – Keynote speaker Ruth Kluger, professor emeritus of German, UC Irvine and a Holocaust survivor.

She is also the author of the bestseller Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered about surviving in multiple concentration camps.

There will also be a special musical performance by Theodore Bikel.

Dignitaries set to attend include the Israeli consul general and Jay Sanderson, Jewish Federation president.

All events are free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

For more information, call 323-651-3704 or email

Due to security issues, no backpacks or large bags are allowed.