Holocaust survivor Rafowitz to be honored at St. Paul City Hall

St. Paul’s Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity will hold a Holocaust Day of Remembrance ceremony Friday; city leaders will honor Sam Rafowitz, a Twin Cities resident who survived the concentration camps.

The noon event in the City Hall basement rooms will include a 30-minute documentary about Rafowitz, who was a teen in Warsaw at the start of World War II, but was then taken to a Nazi concentration camp. He spent the next four years in five different camps.

Rick Kupchella of Bring Me the News interviewed Rafowitz last year.

The city hall event is co-sponsored by World Without Genocide at William Mitchell College of Law, which “promotes education and action to protect innocent people, prevent genocide, prosecute perpetrators, and remember those affected by genocide.”

And officials said Friday, May 9 will be declared “Sam Rafowitz Day” in the City of Saint Paul.  

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