Yom HaShoah

On Tuesday, April 10th at 7 pm, the Jewish Federation of Peoria is hosting Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. The featured speaker is Aaron Elster, a child survivor of the Holocaust.

Aaron was born in 1933 in Poland. He lived in the Sokolow Ghetto with his family until the liquidation of the ghetto in September, 1942. He escaped the liquidation and hid in various surrounding farms. Eventually, Aaron found refuge in the attic of a Polish family, where he hid for two years until the war’s end. He will be sharing his story of life during the Holocaust.

This important event is open to the public at no charge.

Children ages 10 and over are encouraged to attend; they are the last generation that will hear these stories first hand.