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    P«flt 10-THE WEWS-May, 1963
This’n That
Marlene Fuerstman, a student at UNCC, received the first
place award in the continuing education division during the
1983 State Convention of the National Association of
Teachers of Singing.
Listed on UNC-Greensboro dean’s list for the fall semester
was Cynthia Farbman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Farbman.
Robbie Nabow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Nabow, has
received his M.A. degree in electrical engineering from
Georgia Tech.
•
Scott Cohen, son of Jane (Mrs. Orrin) Nelson, has been
awarded a merit scholarship for Princeton University’s
Master of Architecture program for 1983-84. He also will
represent the U.S. at an international urban studies program
in France this summer.
•
Spencer Friedlander, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan
Friedlander, has been selected for the All-County 8th and 9th
grade Band.
•
Rabbi Harold I. Krantzler was featured in the “Chaplain’s
Corner” of Putt-Putt World Magazine J.C. Honeycutt, his
secretary and editor of Temple Beth El’s excellent bulletin,
has had several of her limericks published in Ellery Queen’s
Mystery Magazine.
Members of the American Needlepoint Guild, from the
Carolinas, visited Temple Beth El to inspect its beautiful
needlepoint “Chagall Windows”.
•
Mark Lewis, son of Mrs. Betsy Lewis, for the third year in
a row won first place in the Oratorical Contest sponsored by
The Providence Optimist Club. He is a 9th grader at McClin-
tock Jr. High.
•
At the recent Charlotte Art League’s Spring Juried Show,
Lina (Mrs. Herman) Levine received the Judge’s commenda
tion for her art work.
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Nmtionml & Locml
tion of the Holocaust. The
first was a Shabbat service
at Temple Beth El on April 8.
Rabbi Harold L Krantzler
gave a moving sermon on
this tragic event in our
history and the memorial
candles were lit by Irving
Mond, who had lived in Ant
werp, Belgium during the
Holocaust. Mr. Mond was
able to escape from the
Nazis, but his sister and 27
other close relatives met
their death in the Nazi con
centration camps.
On April 10 a special ser
vice, under the auspices of
the National Conference of
Christians and Jews and the
Charlotte Area Clergy
Association, was held at St.
John’s Baptist Church. The
Service of Remembrance and
Commitment was led by Dr.
Gene Bartlett, interim senior
minister at Myers Park Bap
tist Church and former presi
dent of Colgate Rochester
Seminary. Other leaders of
the service were: Rev.
George Battle, minister,
Gethsemane AME Zion; Ms.
Jeanne Bohn, community
relations, WSOC-TV; Dr.
Julian Cave, minister, St.
John’s Baptist Church and
president of Charlotte Area
Clergy Assoc.; Rev. Sidney
Freeman, minister,
Unitarian Church of
Charlotte; Rev. Wilbur
Thomas, minister. Our Lady
of Consolation; Mr. Jerry
York, chairman of the
Spiritual Assembly, Baha’is
of Cabarrus County. Also
participating in the service
were the Honorable Eddie
Knox, mayor of Charlotte,
and Rabbis Harold Krant
zler, Richard Rocklin and
Robert Seigel.
The kindling of the
memorial lamps for the
eleven million who perished
was done by men and women
who were personally involv
ed in the Holocaust ex
perience: Boris and Bertha
Wojnowich, Solomon
Baicovitz, Irving Mond,
Sophie Spolender, Fred
Stern and W.H. (Skeetl
Eskridge.
Perpetual Hope Ch'oir of Our
Lady of Consolation Church
with the assistance of
Hulene McLean.
The evening was highly in
spirational for the more than
100 who attended.
The annual Holocaust
Square Memorial Service,
sponsored by the Charlotte
Jewish Federation, was held
on April 17. Fred Meredith,
director of education of the
International Christian Em
bassy, Jerusalem-United
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States branch, spoke at the
ceremony. He reminded the
crowd of about 200 that we
should never forget the 11
million people killed during
the Holocaust of World War
II. He cited that just as Ger
mans ignored what was hap
pening because it did not af
fect them, so we must be
vigil and not ignore the in
justices perpetrated today
because we are not the vic
tims.
A candle-lighting service
coincided with the reading of
the names of Holocaust vic
tims who have relatives liv
ing in Charlotte. For those
who heard their loved ones’
names read, tears and deep
emotions were evident. For
those who are too young to
remember, we hope that they
were moved to the extent
that they will see that this
well never happen again.
State
his first visit to a liberated
concentration camp. I can
only paraphrase his words,
but they were to this effect:
That he (Eisenhower) went
through every nook and
cranny of that infamous
camp to make sure to commit
it to memory, so that in the
future, if ever someone tried
to claim that these things
never happened, his
(Eisenhower’s) words would
stand as a proof of the
veracity of the events. What
an uncanny premonition in
the light of the present scur-
rilous denial of the
Holocaust.
After the reading of the
Governor’s proclamation,
declaring the week of April
10-17 as Day of Remem
brance of the Victims of the
Holocaust, the Rev. John
Lewis of the First Baptist
Church, Raleigh, read the
moving sonnet, “The Smoke
of Buchenwald.” Six
memorial candles were lit by
six survivors. A memorial
prayer was read by Rabbi
Abraham Schoen of Temple
Beth Meyer, Raleigh, v^nd
Barry Silverstein sang me
“Ani Ma’anim.”
Oratorio Features
JeroMC Hlnet
A seemingly unlikely com
bination of The Metropolitan
Opera’s Jerome Hines and a
40-voice children’s chorus
will join The Oratorio
Singers of Charlotte May 7
at 8 p.m.
The concert will be in the
2,500-seat Ovens Auditorium
in Charlotte. All seats are $9,
except those for senior
citizens and students, for
whom the price is $5. Tickets
may be obtained from the
Spirit Square Box Office,
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Local Woman
Attended
Conference
Holocaust Women: A
Study in Survival, spon
sored by the Institute for
Research in History with a
grant from the New York
Council for the Humanities,
was attended by Dr. Susan
Cernyak-Spatz. A crowd of
400 packed Stern College for
Women of Yeshiva Universi
ty, on Lexington Avenue, for
a two-day conference in late
March.
Organizers of the con
ference were anxious that it
be held before the passage of
time and the generation of
survivors makes the ex
trapolation of women’s ex
periences even more dif-
hcult. Numerous questions
were posed:
How were women treated
differently from men and
how did they respond? What
kind of work did they do in
concentration and labor
camps, in ghettos, resistance
movements and rescue mis
sions? What risks did they
take? To what medical ex
periments were they sub
jected? What kinds of rela
tionships did they form with
one another? Did they ever
laugh? What did they talk
about?
To that last question,
Susan Cernyak-Spatz, now
associate professor of
foreign languages at the Un-
versity of North Carolina at
Charlotte responded, “Food!
I never cooked as well as I
did with my mouth in
Auschwitz.”
Relationships with other
women were critical. “Bon
ding with other women was
of supreme importance,”
said Susan Cernyak-Spatz,
who was in three concentra
tion camps, Theresienstadt,
Auschwitz and
Ravensbruck. “Without a
support group you couldn’t
survive. Relationships were
totally dependent on one’s
work situation, for there was
no visiting after hours.’’ Her
co-workers saved her life,
she said, by dragging her out
of the barrack for roll call
when she was too sick to
walk on her own.
Older Adult
Laaeheoii
The May Older Adtalt Lun
cheon will be held May 11 at
11:30 a.m. at Temple ^th El
*wlth Temple Beth El’s
Sisterhood as the host
organization. All community
setdor adults are weic(Hne to
the lunch and entertainment
progriun at a cost of $1 per
person.
Transportation to Temple
Beth El will be provided for
those needing it. You ar»
asked to RSVP by^May 5 by
calling the JCC at 366-0357.
At this time indic^ If yon
will need transrortation or ifi
jrouVan assist by ^vidtag a
jide for someona you
^ve spaelfic yeCary raatrie-
tions for haalth imsoos. let
us know whsn you call
Please remember to call
the JCC at 86N>357 to ma)^
your reservation by May 5.
    

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