On Thursday, October 22, several Lexington residents with a personal connection to the Holocaust will present “We Shall Not Forget!” Led by Bebe Fallick, former Town Clerk, whose mother lost nearly 200 members of her extended family to the Holocaust, the presenters also include Cantor Lisa Doob of Temple Isaiah, Heidi Tyson, daughter of a Holocaust Survivor, and Peter Lund, speaking on the saving of Denmark’s Jewish Community.
At the outbreak of World War II, Hitler’s Third Reich launched a systematic program to eliminate all Jews from the earth. At war’s end, six million Jews had been killed. According to George Gamota, Chair of Lexington Remembers World War II, “As we commemorate the end of this war and honor the heroes we also need to remind ourselves why we fought in the first place: so no such tragedy and injustice can happen again.”
Bebe Fallick’s mother Mildred immigrated to the US from Belarus shortly after World War I. She corresponded with her large extended family, through World War II, and kept it up even when she no longer received any letters back. By the end of the war, only five men survived from a family of 200. Mildred was eventually reunited with her brother and nephew who came to live with her in Connecticut. Bebe will relate her mother’s story in a slide presentation entitled, “Letters to a Lost Family.”
Peter Lund, US Navy veteran and proud of his Danish heritage, will tell the story of how the people of Denmark refused to exterminate, imprison or turn over their Jewish citizens and instead risked everything to save them.
Cantor Lisa Doob from Temple Isaiah will open and close the program with a performance of Holocaust music.
This event will be held via Zoom webinar.
Registration is required. To register, please click here.
Lexington Remembers WWII is made possible in part by a grant from the Community Endowment of Lexington, an endowed fund of the Foundation for MetroWest. This project is also sponsored by the Lexington Rotary Club and Lexington Lions Club.