Multiple Holocaust Remembrance Events Planned for October 7

Posted on 9/17/2019 11:50:00 AM

The next biannual Holocaust Remembrance Day will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019. The IUP Holocaust Remembrance Committee strives to unite a diverse audience of all backgrounds and ages, and to educate them about the Holocaust and other injustices in order to promote a future of understanding, acceptance, and peace.

Poster for Holocaust Remembrance Events, October 2019A special police training, “Why is it important to learn about police during the Nazi era?” will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the IUP Criminal Justice Training Center. This opportunity is free and open to all law enforcement officers. A certificate of attendance will be awarded. Please register with Denny Marsili at

From 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Holocaust survivors will be speaking at local K-12 schools. These visits are open to all local school students and staff.

An evening event, the “Holocaust Survivor Panel,” will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room. This event is free and open to the entire IUP community, as well as the general public. Attendance vouchers will be available for students. Please note that the evening portion of events is organized by the IUP Holocaust Remembrance Committee, with partial funding by Crimson Crowdfunding and the Six O’Clock Series.

In connection with the day’s programming, donations for the IUP Student Food Pantry will be collected through December 1, 2019 in the lobby of Uhler Hall. The Frederick Douglass Institute and the Each One Reach One Program will be collecting non-perishable foot items, school supplies, and umbrellas.

For further information on these activities, please contact the IUP Holocaust Remembrance Committee by emailing Shannon Phillips-Shyrock at, and visit Crimson Crowdfunding to make a donation toward this programming. As the majority of expenses for these events are paid through the IUP Holocaust Remembrance Committee, your assistance will help this group continue to fund this important initiative.