2023 Commemoration

State of North Carolina Holocaust Commemoration

The 2024 State of North Carolina Holocaust Commemoration will be held Sunday, April 28, 2024, 3:00 pm, at Temple Beth Or, 5315 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612

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The Featured Speaker is Anna Salton Eisen, the daughter of two Holocaust survivors. Ms. Eisen is a Jewish educator, an interviewer for Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation, and the author of two books: (1) The 23rd Psalm: A Holocaust Memoir, relating her father's experience as a Polish teenager surviving slave labor and concentration camps in Poland, Germany, and France; and (2) Pillar of Salt: A Daughter's Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust, recounting how her discovery of her father's paintings of Nazi atrocities led to their joint pursuit of the family's past in Poland.

The Annual Commemorations feature

  • A Holocaust survivor, child of survivors, or Holocaust scholar as the guest speaker
  • Presentations by state officials, clergy, and others
  • A candle-lighting ceremony

View media coverage of the 2022 commemoration.

Holocaust Remembrance Day

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.


Photo Credit: 2023 State of North Carolina Holocaust Commemoration, April 16, 2023.