Events

April 18, 2013

2013 DLT Holocaust Remembrance

2013 DLT Holocaust Remembrance Committee

Every year, the nation sets aside time in the spring to reflect and remember the Holocaust, and to honor the more than six million victims of Nazi genocide. For this year’s theme, the United States Holocaust Museum has selected “Never Again: Heeding the Warning Signs.”

The Desert Lightning Team Holocaust Remembrance program will begin at the Hope Chapel April 25, at 10 a.m., where all DLT personnel are invited to a “We Will Remember” ceremony. Noted historian Dr. David Graizbord will present a historical count of the Jewish Holocaust of the 1930s-40s.

The DLT will host seven local Holocaust survivors. Among them are Walter Feiger, German Gross-Rosen concentration camp survivor; Wanda Wolosky, Warsaw Ghetto survivor; Dr. Klara Swimmer, Auschwitz survivor; as well as first-hand witness accounts from Mrs. Lily Brull, Ms. Yuliya Gemina, Ms. Annique Dveirin and Mr. Alfred Schreier.

Immediately to follow, the seven Holocaust survivors will present their life stories to various units around base including the 612th Air Communications Squadron at building 72, the 355th Medical Group at the Education and Training room, the 355th Communications Squadron at the Automatic Data Processing Equipment Bay, the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at the Base Theater, the 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron at building 4859, the 355th Fighter Wing Staff in the Equal Opportunity classroom and the 563rd Rescue Group at the 48th Rescue Squadron conference room.

Individuals not assigned to a unit hosting a survivor are invited to the Base Theater.

Dr. Gail Wallen, who developed the Holocaust military educational program, calls the visit by local survivors a gift and a burden. She notes that it is up to our generation to keep the stories alive.

Wallen adds, “You’re the last generation that will hear these stories in person.”

For more information about the events, contact Master Sgt. Gary Goldberg at 228-7575.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Courtesy photo

Extraordinary effort regardless of outcome

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Imagine a 5-year-old boy chasing grasshoppers at a camp site. He wanders too far. Darkness falls, and he is lost. A storm is brewing in the sky above, and the camping party turns into...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

D-M conducts Meet and Greet at local high school

TUCSON, Ariz. — A community event was held at Rincon High School Wednesday. The Meet and Greet event allowed members of the Tucson community to interact with their neighboring Airmen and learn about the mission of Davis...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan

Tuskegee Airman takes final flight at Academy

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Franklin Macon’s f...
 

 
DoD
Courtesy photo by Tim Brumbeloe

‘I Will Wait’ Tells Stories of Generations of Military Spouses

WASHINGTON — America sends its sons and daughters to war, and a new play titled “I Will Wait” looks at the effect of these deployments across the generations. The brainchild of Amy Uptgraft, the play connects the experien...
 
 
U.S. Air Force graphic/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane

F-22 inaugural deployment to Europe

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany  — Four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 Airmen arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to train with allied air forces and U.S. services through mid-Septembe...
 
 
CAP_pict

Civil Air Patrol joins total force ‘Airmen’

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — When conducting missions for the Air Force as the official Air Force auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol is now included in the Air Force’s definition of the total force. CAP has provided 74 years of sup...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>