A Tribute to Holocaust Rescuers -from Abroad and from Vernon!
November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Corresponding to the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht, OJC will be presenting a live event in tribute to those who put their lives in personal danger harboring Jews during the Holocaust. The evening will start with a video presentation of Aristide de Sousa Mendez, Portuguese consul general in Bordeaux, France who saved thousands of persons at risk by issuing false visas. The main focus, however, will be on Anne-Marie Johnston from Vernon, whose family sheltered Jews during the war in Holland, and was recognized by receiving a Yad Vashem medal. Come out to hear Anne-Marie tell her story. The evening will be OJC’s way of honoring her and posthumously, her parents, for their life saving efforts.