Days of Remembrance Includes Keynote by Real Estate Company CEO
Norman Radow, CEO of The RADCO Companies, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Days of Remembrance, a secular commemoration of the Holocaust, Thursday, April 16 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Douglas and Evelyne Skopp Holocaust Memorial Gallery, Feinberg Library, SUNY Plattsburgh.
In addition to the featured address, the Douglas R. Skopp Creative Competition on the Theme of the Holocaust will be awarded. Calls went out to SUNY Plattsburgh students earlier in the semester asking for submissions to the contest, which challenges students in all disciplines to submit original works that commemorate the tragedy.
Dr. Kari Tuling, rabbi at Temple Beth Israel, will give the reflection.
Radow, a member of the Class of 1978 and a history major who was one of Skopp’s former students, has supported the Douglas R. Skopp Endowment for the History Department and to fund the competition.
He will be on campus that week as part of the Distinguished Visiting Alumnus program and will give a talk, “It Is All About the Hyphen,” Wednesday, April 15 beginning at 4 p.m. in the Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.
“When we die, our tombstone tells our name, our date of birth and our date of death,” he said. “But what really matters in life is what is represented by the hyphen between those dates. It signifies what we did during our time on Earth to make an impact on humanity.”
Both events are free and open to the public.
For more information on Radow’s visit, contact the Office of Alumni Relations, 518-564-2090. For more information about SUNY Plattsburgh’s Days of Remembrance, contact Dr. Jonathan Slater, associate professor, journalism and public relations, 518-564-2284.
Those wishing to contribute to help history students and to commemorate the Holocaust may give to the Skopp Endowment. For more information, contact Anne Hansen, vice president for institutional advancement, at 518-564-2090 or 800-964-1889.