Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

Judith Alter Kallman, a Holocaust survivor, will be the keynote speaker on Monday, May 2, at 3 p.m. at UNH’s 13th annual Holocaust Remembrance ceremony. The event will take place in Bucknall Theater in Dodds Hall.

The ceremony will feature the reading of the names of relatives of UNH faculty and staff who perished in the Holocaust.

Kallman is the youngest of six children born to Jewish parents in what was then Piestany, Czechoslovakia. She is the author of a memoir for young adults called A Candle in the Heart. The book recounts how strangers saved the lives of her and her siblings and includes an anecdote about how the children hid under a dining room table one Friday night Sabbath as a crowd threw rocks into their windows.

The memoir has been showcased by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles and at teacher training workshops and in libraries across North America, Israel and Europe.

Kallman immigrated to Israel after the war, attended high school in Tel Aviv, married an American tourist, moved to the U.S., and studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a board member of the Greenwich UJA-Federation and the Jewish Broadcasting Service.

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