2010-04-07 / Federation

PBS broadcast kicks off Holocaust Memorial Day observance


The Jewish Federations of North America will sponsor a new PBS Masterpiece Classic production of the Diary of Anne Frank to air on PBS on Holocaust Memorial Day, Sunday, April 11. The two-hour TV special will be broadcast locally on WHYY Channel 12, based in Philadelphia, beginning at 9 pm.

This production represents the most accurate adaptation ever made of one of the world’s most widely read memoirs, drawing on Anne Frank’s own words to a greater extent than any previous dramatization, according to its sponsor. Following the TV broadcast, it will be available for online viewing for 30 days.

“We encourage every member of the community to tune into this special broadcast,” said David Farber, Jewish Federation president. “We are so proud that our national coordinating organization, the Jewish Federations of North America, is sponsoring this production, as the Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most important chronicles of the Holocaust experience. We hope those familiar with the story and those younger generations who have never heard this incredible story will tune in.”

The annual Southern New Jersey Community Yom Hashoah Holocaust Observance will be held on Mon. April 12. Coordinated by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), the public policy and advocacy agency of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, and its Goodwin Holocaust Museum & Education Center of the Delaware Valley, the program will take place at the Katz JCC, Kresson & Springdale Roads in Cherry Hill, beginning at 7:30 pm.

More details about this community observance can be found in this issue of The Voice and on the JCRC website at www.jcrcsnj.org. .

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