honoring survivors and victims of the Holocaust

The Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity will host an event at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, honoring survivors and victims of the Holocaust. The event, “Out from the Depths and into the Light,” will be held at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills.

The coalition was formed earlier this year with a mission to combat racism and anti-Semitism and to foster unity between the local black and Jewish communities.

The event will begin with a docent-led tour of the HMC’s permanent exhibit. Rabbi Eli Mayerfeld, CEO of the HMC, will welcome all to the formal program that begins at 3:30 p.m.

Featured speaker is Holocaust survivor Jack Gun, who will tell his story of survival, which includes being hidden by various families and using his own instincts to do whatever was necessary to stay alive.

“Our communities are joining together in peace and unity to honor the personal stories of the Holocaust victims and the pain the Holocaust survivors still endure. We want them to know we will never forget what happened,” said Rev. DeeDee Coleman, pastor of Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church and president of the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit.

Remarks and musical selections will come from representatives of both communities.

Light refreshments will be served following the program. The event is free. For details, call (248) 553-2400, ext. 141.