The excerpts are from the Days of Remembrance commemoration held in Washington, D.C., on April 29 and 30, 1984.
The commemoration events were organized by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, created by federal elected officials to organize the nation’s Holocaust remembrance events and raise funds for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, which opened in 1993.
Follow this link to see the table of contents for the “Evening of Commemoration through the Performing Arts,” which was held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Days of Remembrance.
To view all of the readings delivered by artists, musicians and journalists, follow this link.
Council chairman Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate, was among the luminaries who spoke during the events.