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Our Great Loss Must Be Remembered

27th NISAN — YIZKOR DAY

DESIGNATED BY THE STATE OF ISRAEL

1945

FORTY-TWO YEARS AFTER

1987

Shaarit Haplaytah

of Metropolitan Detroit in cooperation with Holocaust Memorial Center,
Jewish Community Council, Greater Detroit Interfaith Round Table of Chris-
tians and Jews, the Ecumenical Institute and Jewish Community Center

Invites the entire community to join in a

MEMORIAL ACADEMY

Tributes To The Six Million Martyrs

OF THE UNPRECEDENTED NAZI GENOCIDE

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 1987 --- 1:00 P.M.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

6600 West Maple Road - West Bloomfield

B. H

Special Thanks Yasher Koach
to

Dr. Mort Plotnick, Jo Green, The J.C.C.

Volunteers and the Students of the

Central Lubavitch Yeshiva of New York

for co-sponsoring this year's

J.C.0 Chabad Matza Bakery

and bringing the warmth of Matzo
and yiddishkeit to thousands of our
fellow Jews throughout the Detroit
Metro area.

Rabbi Chaim M. Bergstein

Bais Chabad of Farmington Hills

Rabbi Elimelech Silberberg

Baid Chabad of West Bloomfield

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Friday, April 24, 1987

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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`Remembrance

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found the class to be depress-
ing, they also said it made
them more aware of prej-
udice.
No one should be denied
rights because of their color
or their beliefs," said Jennie
Russell. "It changed my point
of view towards everyone,"
said Marcie McLellan. "You
have to depend on yourself
and not someone else's point
of view."
Kristen Zientek agreed.
"People are looking for some-
one to lead them so they
don't have to make decisions.
You have to be careful. If
people are educated and
know about the Holocaust it
may prevent it from happen-
ing again."
The students credit De-
mlow for the success of the
class. "You need a special
person to teach this class,"
said Wigman. "Mrs. Demlow
shows us the personal side.
She puts feeling into it and
she knows what she is talk-
ing about." "She makes you
want to learn more," said
Russell. "You want to read as
much as you can."
Demlow brushes aside the
praise. She feels she has to
tread carefully. "I'm nervous
all the time that I am taking
things too seriously. The
Holocaust is very difficult to
teach. It is an overwhelming
experience. I want the stu-
dents to understand what
happened. I want them to
understand that they are
unique individuals with the
ability to make their own
choices in life. They shouldn't
be indifferent or follow
blindly.
"I want them to understand
that apathy in the face of evil
is evil."
Demlow repeatedly stresses
that "if prejudice and bigotry
are let go we could easily end
up with another Holocaust.
We talk about the little
choices in every day life, and
I try hard to get them to see
that we can celebrate the dif-
ferences between us, instead
of fearing them."
Each section of her class
takes a field trip to the
Holocaust Memorial Center,
and Ferndale High School
adopted a resolution to do-
nate $50 for every visit.
In the seven years she has
been teaching the class, De-
mlow has had only three stu-
dents who resisted what she
was telling them. "One stu-
dent came from a German
background and his father
told him, 'It didn't happen
like that, if it happened at
all." A few others have had
the attitude, "It's old stuff.
It's history, why dredge it
up?"
Demlow's answer is to
point to her students. "I'm
dealing with caring kids who
want to do the right thing.
It's a big responsibility to

create this awareness in
them."
"Why is it important to
remember the people who
died?" Demlow asked the
class.
"So it doesn't happen
again," the class responded.
"So they didn't die in
vain." [j]

Memorial Academy
At Jewish Center

The annual Holocaust
Memorial Academy sponsored
by the Shaarit Haplaytah
organization of Holocaust
survivors will be held 1 p.m.
Sunday at the main Jewish
Community Center.
The program will include
greetings from community
leaders, a candelighting
ceremony by survivors and
their children, musical selec-
tions and a memorial address
by Rabbi Charles
Rosenzweig, director of the
Holocaust Memorial Center
(HMC).
Individual prayers will be
said and yahrzeit candles lit
at the HMC's Eternal Light
at the conclusion of the pro-
gram.

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Holocaust Film

Border Street, afilm about
the Warsaw Ghetto during
the Nazi occupation of Po-
land, will be shown at 8 p.m.
Monday at the Zionist Cul-
tural Center.
The film is sponsored by
Rubin Sherman. There is a
charge.

Terrorists Kill
2 IDF Soldiers
In Galilee

'Ibi Aviv (JTA) — Two Israel
Defense Force soldiers were
killed in an ambush by ter-
rorist infiltrators in Upper
Galilee last Sunday morning.
The three terrorists were
killed shortly afterwards by
an IDF patrol.
The dead soldiers were
identified as Lt. Yoav Sharon
and Sgt. Assaf Alon. The in-
cident capped a weekend of
violence along Israel's north-
ern border. On Saturday, a
contingent of about 60 heavi-
ly armed guerrillas of the
Iran-backed Shiite extremist
Hezbollah attacked a position
manned by the IDF and the
allied South Lebanon Army
(SLA) _near Kantara village in
the south Lebanon - security
zone 10 kilometers from the
Israel border.

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