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March 23, 2016

“Then They Came for Us” Events Commemorate Holocaust
Series includes Holocaust-era railcar, survivor series and art exhibit

Chandler, Ariz. - A series of educational exhibits, artwork and survivor stories commemorate the Holocaust and educate the community on issues of tolerance, forgiveness, survival and how people can use the lessons of the past to battle discrimination in the world today.

In a community effort to teach compassion and diversity through the lessons of the Holocaust, Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC), the City of Chandler and the East Valley Jewish Community Center (JCC) offer a week of instructional opportunity open to students and the public. 

Events include the opportunity to tour and learn about a Holocaust Era railcar, hear personal stories of the Holocaust from a survivor, and a special exhibit, “And Then They Came for Us,” a stirring and emotionally engaging exhibit exploring the Holocaust, the treatment of Black people in Europe, and the domestic struggle for Civil Rights from the early 1910s to the 1950s.

All events will be held at the Chandler-Gilbert Community College campus at 2626 E. Pecos Road, Chandler. They include:

Tuesday, March 29 through Friday, April 1    
“Then They Came For Us” exhibit, AGA Community Room

10-11 a.m., Tuesday, March 29    
Speaker: Author Valerie Foster, Agave Community Room

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 30 
Holocaust Rail Car, Pecos Campus, Queen Creek Mall, parking lot 2 
Holocaust Survivor George Kalman will be at the rail car greeting visitors.

5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 30    
VIP reception (invitation only)

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31        
Speakers Helen Weisman, 2nd Generation Survivor 

Exhibits are free and open to the public.  For more information and speaker biographies, visit