Yom HaShoah—Holocaust Memorial Day Observance

What: Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Memorial Day Observance

When: Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 6:45

Where: Augusta Jewish Community Center

Speaker: Marsilla-Claire (Bebe) Hofman-Forehand

Known in Atlanta, Georgia, as the Belgium Anne Frank, Marsilla-Claire (Bebe) Hofman-Forehand was born in 1929 in Antwerp, Belgium, to a Jewish Belgian furrier Jacques (Jacob) and Johanna Neumann from Germany. As a child, Ms. Forehand and her family spent three and a half years hiding in an attic from the atrocities of the Nazi persecution in Belgium. In 1955, she immigrated to Atlanta where she raised twin daughters. In the 1960s and 1970s, she served as a vocational actress with Theater Atlanta (known today as The Alliance Theatre), The Atlanta Jewish Community Theatre, Decatur Neighborhood Playhouse and Actor’s Express. During her lifetime, she has volunteered extensively in local children’s hospitals. Ms. Forehand speaks about her World War II experiences to school communities, veterans’ organizations, churches, synagogues, and civic groups around Metro Atlanta.

Guests are requested to wear white shirts and blouses.

The observance is sponsored by the GRU Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Social Work, the Augusta Jewish Community Center, the Augusta Jewish Federation, Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, and the Congregation Children of Israel and Chabad of Augusta.


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