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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF April 13, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

Yom Ha'Shoah program planned for April 23

Author Daniel Jonah Goldhagen will speak at Cedars-Sinai's 28th annual Yom Ha'Shoah commemoration on Monday, April 23. The event will be held in Harvey Morse Auditorium from 11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Goldhagen's first book - "Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust" - was published in 15 languages, recognized by Time magazine as one of the two best non-fiction works of the year and resulted in the author receiving Germany's prestigious Democracy Prize.

Goldhagen will be introduced by Joel Geiderman, MD, co-chair of the Emergency Department and chair of the Holocaust Remembrance Day Program at Cedars-Sinai. He also is a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

Following Goldhagen's presentation, candles will be lit to remember the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust.

The program will conclude with the reciting of El Moleh Rachamin by Cantor Netanel Baram and Senior Rabbi Jason Weiner, manager of Spiritual Care, leading the Mourner's Kaddish.

Holocaust Remembrance Day, known as Yom Ha'Shoah in Hebrew, is commemorated across the globe on the 27th of Nisan. This date, set on the Hebrew lunar calendar, causes the corresponding date on our solar Gregorian calendar to fluctuate slightly each year.