"Never Forget" A Survivor's Motto

Memphis, TN – "Never forget" is the motto of Holocaust survivors. Leonid Sarahovici's journey to Memphis was arduous. First surviving the labor camps in Romania, then moving to Italy before finally immigrating to Memphis. Nicole Erwin spoke with Leonid about his experience as a survivor and why he feels it's necessary for the new generation to hear him and others alike speak about the past.

The program schedule is as follows:

September 16 - 10:00 AM
Holocaust survivor Leonid Saharovici
University School of Jackson
232 McClelland
Jackson, TN

September 23 - 7:00 PM
Panel discussion on genocides with Drs. Steven Patterson (Fascism), Paul Mego (international laws), Rebecca Cook (environmental factors), L. Manning Garrett (ethical theories)and Dr. David Dietrich (psychological perspective on genocides)
Temple B'nai Israel 401 West Grand Street
Jackson, TN

September 24 - 6:30 PM
Ara Oshagan (Armenia)
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
309 East Baltimore
Jackson, TN

September 29 - 2:00 PM
Presentation and discussion of Darfur by Jackson State Community College student organization A Nation Against Genocide"
McWherter Center Auditorium
Jackson State Community College

October 2 - Noon
Gene Davenport (literature from genocides)
Jackson Public Library
433 E Lafayette St
Jackson, TN

October 8 - 6:30 PM
Carrie Prewitt (musical presentation - Three Songs from the Ghetto by Gershon Kingsley, a contemporary American composer)
Aldersgate UMC
1050 N Parkway
Jackson, TN

October 12 - 4:00 PM
Award-winning documentary Lost Boys of Sudan, followed by discussion with a Sudanese refugee and a staff member of the United Methodist Neighborhood Centers in Memphis.
Mother Liberty CME Church
456 South Highland Ave
Jackson, TN

October 21 - 6:30 PM
African American Literature Book Club discusses The Devil Came on Horseback by Brian Steidle and Gretchen Steidle Wallace
Jackson Public Library
433 E Lafayette St
Jackson, TN

October 28 - 7:00 PM
Steve Xanthopoulos (Armenia and Ethnic Cleansing )
Jackson City Hall

November 11 - 7:00 PM
Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power, author of The Problem From Hell: America in the Age of Genocide - Human Rights and Globalization in the Age of Genocide. Power's presentation will be followed by a reception and book signing
Lambuth Chapel

This project is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Humanities Tennessee (an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities), the Hohenberg Charity Trust, Lambuth University, Temple B'Nai Israel, the Gannett Foundation and the TN Holocaust Commission. For more information on this upcoming event, contact Judy Pennel at pennel@lumail.lambuth.edu.