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State of Indiana Holocaust Observance

25th Annual State of Indiana Holocaust Remembrance Program

Thursday, January 25, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Indiana Statehouse - North Atrium

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission, the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, and the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council hosted the 25th Annual State of Indiana Holocaust Remembrance Program on Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 PM at the Indiana Statehouse North Atrium.

This year’s program was centered around the theme of “L’Dor V’Dor,” which translates to mean “generation to generation”. The program highlighted the importance of passing down stories and history between generations.

Remarks were given from state leaders and members of the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council. Awards were given to community leaders and organizations who have shown a commitment to sharing teachings of the Holocaust in order to inspire others to stand up against hate and bigotry. An award will also be given to the winner of the Hoosier Student Creative Expressions Contest in which students created pieces of art, writing, or music in response to a prompt about the Holocaust. The program ended with a commemorative candle lighting ceremony, musical arrangement, and prayer.

Keynote Speaker

Alex Kor

Originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, Dr. Alex Kor is the son of two Holocaust survivors (Michael and Eva Mozes Kor). He has a B.S. in Chemistry from Butler University and a M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Purdue University. He received his D.P.M. (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) from the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Kor is a full-time podiatrist for Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, Indiana, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor for Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Knowing the importance of being the son of two Holocaust survivors who have both passed away in the last four plus years, Alex feels an obligation to tell their stories. Since 1985, he has traveled to Auschwitz more than twenty times with his late mother. He is a member of the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center Board of Directors and assisted in establishing an exhibit (Eva Kor from Auschwitz to Indiana) to honor his mother in downtown Indianapolis at the Indiana Historical Society as well as the 53 foot Eva Mural which overlooks the Bicentennial Unity Plaza adjacent to Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

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