A Holocaust survivor who has devoted the last 75 years to sharing his horrific concentration camp experience with audiences of all ages on three continents will be honored by the New England Friends of March of the Living at a virtual tribute event on Sept. 9. The program is entitled “Voices from the Past … Lessons for the Future.”
Sidney Handler of Newton, who is 86, will receive NEF/ MOTL’s first annual Stephan Ross Excellence in Holocaust Education Award. The late Stephan Ross, who also survived Nazi death camps, was a driving force and founder of the New England Holocaust Memorial. He and Handler became fast friends when both settled in Boston after World War II.
NEF/MOTL works to ensure the endurance of the March of the Living Program through its Teen Trip Scholarship Fund by creating awareness, commitment and empowerment in New England youth. The Scholarship Fund supports MOTL’s goals of educating Jewish teenagers about the dangers of hatred and intolerance and providing essential tools to be tomorrow’s leaders for a just and compassionate world.
Partners for this event are The New England Holocaust Memorial, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Magen David Adom, Temple Israel of Sharon, Temple Emanuel, and Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
The event is free and open to the entire community. To RSVP for the virtual event Wednesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. and for sponsorship opportunities, and Teen Trip Scholarship and Tribute Book details, visit
motlnewengland.org/tribute/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.