2017 March of
In commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, March of Remembrance Kingwood completed the memorial walk through the future home of the Holocaust Garden of Remembrance at King’s Harbor. Present were survivor Rosian Zerner, American Legion vets, students and many congregational leaders, including Father Richard McNeillie of St. Martha’s Catholic Church.
Holocaust Survivors, Liberator and Nazi Descendants Stand against Prejudice at the Sixth Annual March of Remembrance at King’s Harbor
Over 1150 people at March of Remembrance events in Houston, Kingwood, and at Lone Star College April 20-23 heard Holocaust survivors share riveting accounts of how they were rescued from certain death. Rosian Zerner and Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsvath related dramatic tales of heroism on the part of ordinary people who dared to risk their lives to rescue Jews. After harrowing experiences fraught with the constant threat of exposure and capture by the Nazis, both ultimately managed to emigrate from Europe to America, where they refused to allow trauma and persecution to hinder them; they both became educated, accomplished individuals.
Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd, March of Remembrance Houston is to hold remembrance ceremonies honoring heroes and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution.
Between Mrs. Rosian Zerner, a Holocaust Survivor from Lithuania where about ninety-five percent of the Jewish population was murdered; Dr. Zsusanna Osvath, who experienced the ghetto in Budapest as a seven-year-old girl; and Mrs. Bärbel Pfeiffer, whose grandfather helped install the gas chambers at Auschwitz; this year’s event promises to be impactful during such a time as this. We are also eagerly expecting the participation of Texas A&M University at Galveston who will be sending Honor Guard, Color Guard and Maroon Coat volunteers. Across the greater Houston area, communities will come together Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd to take part in the nationwide effort to honor survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution.