Holocaust event set at Cotati synagogue
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Thirty years ago, local Holocaust survivors, Sonoma State University (SSU) faculty and community members came together to form the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide to ensure that “never again” would such tragedies and devastation occur.

In turn, this led to the creation of the SSU lecture series on the Holocaust and Genocide in 1984 and the creation of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide in 1987.

The importance of preserving the legacy of Holocaust and genocide education at SSU is being recognized on Sunday, Jan. 26, with a special event from 2-5 p.m. at Congregation Ner Shalom, located 85 La Plaza in Cotati. The public is invited and the doors open at 1:30 p.m. A donation of $20 is asked.

The program includes a keynote speech from Her Excellency Professor Mathilde Mukantabana, currently ambassador to the United States from the Republic of Rwanda, who was a Lecture Series speaker and member of the Alliance Board for many years before being named to the post last year.

Holocaust scholar and Emerita Professor Myrna Goodman will also be honored for 17 years of teaching in the Lecture Series. 

For more information, contact Christyne Davidian, President of the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, at (707) 762-2995 or e-mail alliance@sonoma.edu.

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