Holocaust survivors from five continents will share their experiences during and after World War II and the Shoah as part of a 10-hour online conversation hosted by the Combat Antisemitism Movement, Zikaron BaSalon affiliated with the USC Shoah Foundation and the World Zionist Organization.

The livestreamed event airs on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). It will begin on Wednesday evening, April 27, at 7:30 p.m., East Coast time.

Audience members will be able to ask live questions to the survivors during the program.

“This is perhaps the last chance to physically interact with a Holocaust survivor for many people around the world,” said Sacha Roytman Dratwa, CEO of Combat Antisemitism Movement. “As Holocaust denial, trivialization and appropriation are rising, it is vital that as many people around the world as possible hear from a Holocaust survivor firsthand about their experiences and the historical truth of the Holocaust.”

Also speaking during the webcast will be government officials from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and elsewhere, along with representatives of international organizations.

Through personal dialogue, the digital gathering is geared to address the need for education in preventing Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism worldwide, as well as the importance of speaking with Holocaust survivors while they are still alive.

Roytman Dratwa noted that it’s imperative that people from younger generations participate in the program to make certain that future generations of Jews, who will live in a world without survivors, accept the torch of remembrance and ensure that the Holocaust “is not forgotten, manipulated or denied.”

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