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Holocaust Remembrance Day – YomHaShoah


Highsmith Student Union, Blue Ridge Room (202/203)

May 5 @ 3:00 pm


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UNC Asheville is hosting a community remembering of the Holocaust on Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. , in the Blue Ridge Room of Highsmith Union. The event features keynote speaker, Ambassador Michèle Taylor, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council. She will speak on “Living the Legacy of the Holocaust.”

The event is free and open to the public.

A daughter and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Ambassador Taylor is a lifelong human rights activist and advocate with a determined commitment to service. Ambassador Taylor has served in leadership on the Board of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, as a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council, and on several of the museum’s committees.

Holocaust Remembrance Day honors the 6 million Jews and millions of other victims killed by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Holocaust, pays tribute to survivors and their descendants and honors those who resisted the Nazis and those who risked their lives to help Jews escape.

The event is a collaboration between Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Beth HaTephila, and the UNC Asheville Center for Jewish Studies.


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Visitors may park in faculty/staff and All Permit lots from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends, holidays, and campus breaks. Visitors are not permitted to park in resident student lots at any time.
Prior to 5pm, any visitor (regardless of their reason for visit) need to adhere to the current practices listed on the parking website. Get your visitor parking permit here



May 5
3:00 pm


Center for Jewish Studies


Highsmith Student Union, Blue Ridge Room (202/203)