On Friday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., the St. Paul Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity, along with the World Without Genocide program at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, will honor Benno Black as part of the Holocaust Day of Remembrance, Yom HaShoah.
The theme of the 2016 Holocaust Day of Remembrance ceremony is “Remembering the Children of the Holocaust.” Black was one of those children.
It was called Kindertransport, an effort to rescue Jewish children by sending them from Nazi Germany to Great Britain. Benno Black, who last saw his mother from a train window in the city of Breslau in 1939, will be honored as the city declares Friday, April 29, as Benno Black Day. He will discuss his experience as a Kindertransport survivor.
A documentary of Sir Nicholas Winton, a British humanitarian who organized the rescue of 669 children during the Czech Kindertransport, will be shown. The event will be held at the City Hall/Cour House, Rooms 40 A&B (on the basement level), 13 West Kellogg Blvd.
Deputy Mayor Kristin Beckman will present a proclamation and Ellen Kennedy, Executive Director of World Without Genocide, will lead a question and answer session with Black.
Visit World Without Genocide or contact 651-695-7621 for more information.