Holocaust Remembrance 2022
The Town of Concord’s Annual Holocaust Remembrance, co-sponsored by the Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council, was held on Sunday, April 24th at 7:00 PM at the Concord Town House. The event was also accessible via a Zoom Webinar for those not able to attend in-person. Irwin Hipsman of Concord and Sid Levin of Carlisle, who are first cousins and the sons of Holocaust survivor parents, told their mothers’ stories along with reflections on what it was like to grow up under the dark cloud of their parents haunting memories. Their mothers, Ella Hipsman and Joyce Levin, are sisters who survived the Holocaust by hiding in the forests of Poland along with the remaining members of their family. Today, Ella and Joyce have been blessed with three sons each and live within a few miles of each other outside of Boston. Minuteman Media taped the event and you can access the YouTube recording by clicking the link below.