April 25, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Vola Lawson Lobby of Alexandria City Hall
301 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
The City of Alexandria will observe the Days of Remembrance (Yom HaShoah) for the victims of the Holocaust, at noon on Tuesday, April 25, in the Vola Lawson Lobby on the first floor of City Hall, 301 King St (Cameron Street side of the building). Alexandria City Council hosts the annual ceremony as part of the weeklong commemoration of the national Days of Remembrance, Sunday, April 23, through Sunday, April 30. This is the 30th consecutive year the City has held the Days of Remembrance ceremony.
The speaker this year will be Robert Siegel from National Public Radio (NPR). Siegel is a senior host of the award-winning NPR evening newsmagazine All Things Considered.
During the ceremony, Mayor Allison Silberberg and members of City Council will light a candelabrum that the late Holocaust survivor Charlene Schiff and her husband, Ed, donated to the City. The 54-inch high, solid brass candelabrum was donated in memory of Charlene Schiff’s parents and sister, and the six million Jews and millions of others who perished in the Holocaust. The Schiff candelabrum is also made available to schools and civic groups studying the Holocaust.