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WWII Veteran Speaks on Holocaust Memorial Day
By: Alex Hoffmann

Although it has been sixty-one years since the end of the World War II and the cessation of the horrific genocide known as the Holocaust, it remains as important as ever that the world remember the events, losses, and survivors of those years. In recognition of this need to prevent global forgetting, the parliament of Israel, the Knesset, declared a day of Holocaust remembrance, to fall in the Jewish month of Nissan (approximately April) near the date of the uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943.

This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah, fell on April 25. In commemoration of this day and in recognition of its importance, Trinity College Hillel invited Alvin Corwin, a Jewish American military officer who fought throughout Europe in the Second World War, to give a talk entitled “Thou Shall Remember.”