- This event has passed.
May 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us as we remember the victims of the Holocaust, honor the survivors and teach future generations to never forget.
Wichita Community Holocaust Commemoration
“HIDING FROM THE HOLOCAUST’
Remembrance and Beyond
With Honored Guest Sam Devinki
The commemoration will include musical pieces, readings, and interfaith memorial service. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information contact the MKJF at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-686-4741
Sponsored by Wichita Holocaust Memorial Council: The Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation,
Newman University, Inter-Faith Ministries, Terezin Composers Project Foundation, Wichita State University, Congregation Emanu-El, and Ahavath Achim Hebrew Congregation.
SAM DEVINKI was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Ragensburg, Germany in 1946 and was brought to the United States in 1950 by his parents after they had survived the Holocaust. Sam’s parents lived the American dream and started Devinki Real Estate in 1955; the same year he and his parents became citizens. Devinki Real Estate has served the Kansas City area for over 55 years. He became president of the company in 1993.
Sam graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and the University of Missouri at Kansas City Law School. In 1992 he participated in a mission to Europe co-sponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the United States Pentagon. He has been involved with the Museum for 23 years. He received a presidential appointment in 1993 to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council from President George W. Bush.