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Annual Holocaust Remembrance Service and Vigil

April 10, 2015

Carleton College will observe Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a vigil and service on Sunday, April 19 in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Author Peter Grose will be the featured speaker and Carleton associate chaplain Rabbi Shosh Dworsky will lead the service, which begins at 5 p.m. A vigil/name reading of Holocaust victims will precede the service, beginning at 12:30 p.m. For a detailed schedule of the event, visit This event is free and open to the public.

Peter Grose is the author of a new book, A Good Place to Hide: How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives During WWII. His book tells the astonishing, moving, and inspiring story of the people of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, their principled pastor Andre Trocme, and the thousands of Jewish refugees whose lives were quietly and heroically saved. Trocme’s daughter Nelly, a young girl during the war, will also be present at the event. Copies of A Good Place to Hide will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Grose started his working career as a journalist on the Sydney Daily Mirror and then moved to London as a foreign correspondent for The Australian. Grose has written two other books about the Japanese midget submarine raids on Sydney Harbor in May of 1942 and the Japanese bombing raids on Darwin in February 1942. Grose stresses that his main focus in writing is to tell a story: the more dramatic, the better. For more information about Peter Grose, visit his website at

This event is sponsored by the Carleton College Office of the Chaplain. For more information, including disability accommodations, contact Skinner Memorial Chapel is located on First Street, between College and Winona Streets, in Northfield.