Peoria Public Radio News
5:34 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Remembering Holocaust victims

A holocaust survivor and Peoria High alumni is speaking tonight for the Holocaust Day of Remembrance. It’s called Yom HaShoah. Author Marion Blumenthal-Lazan is speaking at 6:30 at the Congregation Anshai  Emeth in Peoria. The event is open to the public. Lazan spent six-and-a-half years in refugee and prison camps during World War Two. She moved to Peoria after the war and graduated from Peoria High School in 1953. Her story was the subject of the 2003 PBS Documentary called “Marion’s Triumph.” The Jewish Federation of Peoria also featured a reading of the names of those who died in the holocaust earlier today at the Peoria Holocaust Memorial.