About our Speakers

This year's commemoration will center on the transmission of memory from survivors to generations to come and will feature testimony from Holocaust survivor Janet Singer Applefield. Janet shares her story as a child survivor of the Holocaust to thousands of people each year, helping to raise awareness and understanding of the dangers of prejudice. Her testimony encourages children and adults to stand up to any kind of discrimination and injustice.

Deb Milley, Janet's daughter, will share her perspective on what it means to be a critical link to the next generation of descendants—the wonderful blessings and the heavy burdens that accompany this important legacy.

13th Annual Israel Arbeiter Holocaust Essay Contest

Each year, JCRC offers students in grades 6-12 in the Greater Boston area the opportunity to write a 400-800 word essay on a theme relating to the Holocaust. Click here to learn more.

 Questions? Please email Emily Reichman.
Image credit: The Centre for Holocaust Eduction and Scholarship (CHES), Ottowa, Canada