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Community Wide Yom HaShoah Program


  • Date:
  • April 18, 2023

  • Time:
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday
  • FREE


  • Congregation Knesseth Israel
  • 229 Mountain Ave
    Bound Brook, NJ 08805 United States
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Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Memorial Service led by Rabbi Wylen. Candle lighting.


Guest Speaker:

  • Mark Schonwetter, Holocaust Survivor.
  • Isabella Fiske, Mark’s daughter


Brief Bio: Mark Schonwetter was a young child in Brzostek, Poland when Germany invaded and his family was forced out of their home. After his father was taken by the Gestapo, Mark fled along with his mother and sister. They spent time in a nearby ghetto and then went into hiding in the Polish countryside, where they remained for three years. By the end of the war, Mark was one of only a few surviving Jews from Brzostek.


Mark emigrated to the United States in 1961 and found work in a jewelry factory. He ultimately purchased another jewelry company and remained in the jewelry business until he retired in 2018.



Presented in partnership with:

  • 3GNJ – Descendants of Holocaust Survivors
  • Jewish LIFE
  • JCC
  • Jewish Federation
  • JFS
  • Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College
  • Canal Walk Hadassah
  • The Holocaust Memorial and Education Center at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC