Holocaust survivor Elizabeth Sandy will speak at URI on April 28, Holocaust Remembrance Day – University of Rhode Island

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KINGSTON, R.I. April 13, 2022 On Thursday, April 28, the University of Rhode Islands Hillel Center will hold a Holocaust Memorial Vigil and luncheon featuring Holocaust survivor Elizabeth Sandy. April 28 is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. The vigil will take place at 12:30 p.m. outside the Multicultural Student Services Center at 74 Lower College Road on the Kingston Campus.

Set against a moving backdrop of thousands of colored flags displayed as a remembrance of the millions killed in the Holocaust, the outdoor student-led vigil will include poetry, readings and songs with brief remarks from Mrs. Sandy and Director of the Multicultural Student Services Center Jean Nsabumuremyi, a native of Rwanda.

Immediately following the vigil at 1 p.m., a luncheon will be held in the Multicultural Student Services Centers Hardge Forum, where Mrs. Sandy will share her story in greater detail, followed by a Q&A. Access will also be available virtually. There is no charge for the luncheon, but reservations are required. Visit events.uri.edu and search April 28 events or registerhere.A link will be provided upon registration for those who choose to watch virtually.

Elizabeth Garbovits Sandy was born in Hungary in 1923. Her father, mother and brother were killed by the Nazis. She escaped from forced labor in Budapest by hiding in the annex of the Swiss Consulate. There she survived the Russian siege and capture of Budapest. After the war, she married and left Hungary for the displaced persons camp at the former Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany. She emigrated to the United States arriving on July 4, 1949.

URI sophomore engineering student Daniel Groysman, an organizer of Hillels Holocaust Remembrance events, emphasizes that the vigil and presentation provide an important opportunity for the university community to remember and learn about the Holocaust while remaining vigilant in the face of present-day hatred, discrimination, and antisemitism.

These events are co-sponsored by the URI Chaplains Association; the Office of Community Equity and Diversity; Student Affairs; the Multicultural Student Services Center; the Gender and Sexuality Center; the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies; the URI History Department; and URI Dining Services. Elizabeth Sandys visit is arranged through the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center in Providence.

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