Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
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Cypres College Campus Theater, 9200 Valley View Street, Cypress, CA  

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Cypress College Yom HaShoah 2022 

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Out of the darkness...we can all create light. Please join us for the college's 7th Annual Holocaust Day of Remembrance event.

They were taken away from their homes, kept behind metal bars and wire fences like criminals—animals. Millions were murdered. Millions more were displaced, left without a home, without family, without much hope. 

On Yom HaShoah, and every other day of the year: we remember those who lost their lives in the Holocaust—condemned simply because of their religion; we continue to learn from those who survived; and we honor those who risked their lives, livelihoods, and families to aid the Jewish people. They show us the resilience of the human spirit; that inclusiveness and diversity are a strength and necessary priority; that there is always still hope for humanity; that in the end, we are all the same.

With these themes of survival, gratitude, hope, and inclusiveness, Cypress College holds a Yom HaShoah Day of Remembrance event each year in April, with the first one being held in 2016.

Over the past six years that we have hosted Yom HaShoah, we witnessed testimonies of survivors, liberators and non-Jews who took great risks to save Jews during the Holocaust.  We have heard stories of immense courage, unparalleled strength and deep concern for our fellow man.  As a community, we have been enriched and profoundly touched by those who have shared with us.  We have been captivated and we have been Blessed.  For many, our lives have been transformed in extraordinary ways.  One survivor who has joined us many times, 98-year-old Dr. Jacob Eisenbach says, “The only way to fight darkness, is with light”

This year we will hear from two courageous people, who as individuals survived the Holocaust in different ways.  Eddy Hoffman was a 14-year-old boy when he was taken from his home in a cattle car to Auschwitz.  Miraculously he survived a total of six camps until he was liberated by Patton’s 3rd Army in Ebensee, a subcamp of Mauthausen concentration camp.  Years later, in Cleveland, Ohio, he would meet the love of his life Eveline, who survived the war by hiding underground for many years in France.  Together they will share their stories of survival, courage and of hope.  We will also be joined by other survivors who will share their testimonies, and an accordion performance by 100-year-old Holocaust Survivor Helen Weil.

As Ellie Wiesel said, “Whoever listens to a witness, becomes a witness”.  Please join us on this historical evening to pay tribute to these incredible human beings, as together, we will all become witnesses.   

Let us Never Forget.