Date(s): Jan 21, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
ANNUAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE EVENT:
CONSCIENCE and ACTION:
“Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.”
January 21, 2018 (Sandy Springs, GA) – In Commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Am Yisrael Chai presents a powerful and unforgettable event.
Much has been written about the horrors and slaughter of millions during the Holocaust, but few are aware of the stories of rescue and survival by those who have been honored by Yad Vashem as “Righteous Amongst the Nations” for their acts of bravery and courage in saving others. Chiune Sugihara, Japanese Consul to Lithuania, and his wife, Yukiko, when confronted with evil, obeyed the kindness in their hearts and the conscience of their souls, and took action that saved the lives of over 6000 Jews.
Am Yisrael Chai is honored to present keynote speakers: Leo Melamed, one of the Sugihara Survivors and Chihiro Sugihara, grandson of Chiune Sugihara.
Leo Melamed was born in Bialystok, Poland on March 20, 1932. Leo and his family narrowly escaped death as they were fortunate to receive one of Chiune Sugihara’s visas. They traveled the treacherous Trans-Siberian Railroad to Japan, and then in 1941 immigrated to the US where they settled in Chicago. Leo attended Law School, and is now a lawyer, writer, lecturer, and financial market innovator. Leo is recognized as the founder of the financial futures market, and is Chairman Emeritus of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group,
Chihiro Sugihara, grandson of Chiune Sugihara and Chairperson of the Visas for Life Non-Profit Organization, has dedicated his life to the legacy of his grandfather, and will share his insights about his grandfather.