Annual Holocaust
Memorial Observance
April 22 2017
Harvey Wheeler Community Center
1276 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742

Deborah Shelkan Remis will discuss “From a Number to a Name: A Journey to Reclaiming a Name from the Shoah.” Remis, daughter of the late Cantor Gregor Shelkan of Congregation Mishkan Tefila, will describe her journey uncovering the story about her father’s first wife, Sara Rashina, a young Jewish violin virtuoso from Latvia who perished in the Holocaust. Remis will discuss how she came to produce a multimedia musical presentation titled “Sara’s Voice sotto voce” to share Sara’s story, and about her belief that researching and sharing the life of one of the six million victims of the Holocaust is to return that person’s dignity and soul and give them back a voice.