Honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 15, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Detroit Beer Co.
1529 Broadway Street, 2nd Floor, Detroit,
International Holocaust Remembrance Day falls annually on January 27 to mark the date when the largest German death camp, Auschwitz, was liberated. It is our yearly reminder to consider the implications of the Nazi genocide, which caused the deaths of 6 million Jewish, and several million non-Jewish, victims. January 27, 2020 marks the 75th year since Auschwitz’s liberation. Those 75 years have seen Nazi criminals brought to justice, reparations paid to some forced laborers and survivors, and scores of Holocaust memorials, museums, and libraries created to mark a difficult past and house the memories of witnesses and survivors of genocide.
Unfortunately, more recent years have also seen the resurrection and evolution of the antisemitic hatred which led to the decimation of two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish community. Across the western world, antisemitism is on the rise. Antisemitism and hate also made headlines in Michigan throughout 2019.
Though the atmosphere of antisemitism may seem overwhelming, if we understand this pernicious hatred’s various sources and motivations, we discover numerous ways for individuals to make a difference. In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Detroit chapter of America’s Future Foundation is hosting an evening of discussion about modern day embodiments of antisemitism and how you can counteract them. Beth Bailey, freelance writer and program coordinator for AFF-Detroit, will provide insight gleaned from years of personal experience studying, researching, and writing about the Holocaust and the effects of antisemitism.
Join us at 6:00pm to meet and network with other professionals from across Michigan. Remarks will begin at 6:30pm, with discussion and more networking to follow. As always, we’ll have free food and your first drink is on us.