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The 2014 State of North Carolina Holocaust Commemoration was held Sunday, May 4, 2014, 3-5pm, at Meredith College in Raleigh.

The Guest Speaker was Barbara Ledermann Rodbell, who fled Germany with her family in 1933 for Amsterdam, where she became friends with Margot and Anne Frank and, during the war, was able to pass as a Gentile and work with the resistance to protect hidden Jews.

The Annual Commemorations feature

  • A Holocaust survivor or scholar as the guest speaker
  • Student vocal and dramatic performances
  • Presentations by state officials, clergy, and others
  • A candle-lighting ceremony.

The event is open to all and free of charge. Ample free parking is available.

View the 2014 Holocaust Commemoration program ( pdf, 993kb). The date of the 2015 commemoration will be announced this autumn.


Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah in Hebrew) is a day set aside for remembering the victims of the Holocaust and for reminding Americans of what can happen to civilized people when bigotry, hatred, and indifference reign. The United States Holocaust Memorial Council was created by Congress in 1980 to lead the nation in civic commemorations and to encourage appropriate Remembrance observances throughout the country.