Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg will give the keynote address at an April 8 service in Topeka to commemorate victims of the Nazi Holocaust of World War II.
Mirriam-Goldberg will speak on the topic: “An Unanswered Letter, An Unanswered Call for Help: What the Holocaust Shows Us About Caring Enough to Take Action.”
In their quest for racial purity, German dictator Adolf Hitler and his followers killed 6 million Jewish people in a systematic campaign of terror and prison death camps.
Gov. Sam Brownback is also scheduled to present a proclamation at the ceremony, which is set for 1 p.m. April 8 at the Kansas State Historical Museum, 6425 SW 6th Street, Topeka.
The ceremony is free and open to the public.