Marion County Schools hosting Holocaust remembrance event

Marion County Public Schools will host an event designed to remember the 11 million lives lost in the Holocaust and Nazi persecution.

The “Days of Remembrance” event will take place on Sunday, April 28, at 5 p.m., three days before the country’s annual commemoration on May 2.

The event will be held inside the Browne Greaton-Cole Auditorium at Marion Technical Institute, located at 1614 East Fort King Street.

The one-hour event includes video clips, musical performances, and comments from Rabbi Harold Jaye of Temple B’Nai Darom, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Heidi Maier, and students from various schools including Saddlewood Elementary, Lake Weir, North Marion, and West Port High.

Student artwork and assignments focused on the Holocaust will also be on display at the event. The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Social Studies Program Specialist Lindsey Barber at 352.236.0500 or Lindsey.Barber@marion.k12.fl.us. You can also visit the National Holocaust Days of Remembrance website.