The Last Survivor Weekend to Honor Holocaust Survivors on 75th Anniversary
of the Nazi invasion of Poland at The Venetian
Events Scheduled at The Venetian Las Vegas December 11-14
The Last Survivor Weekend event will bring together a group of more than 100 Holocaust survivors, their children and others that want to learn more about the Holocaust from those that actually lived through it, Dec. 11-14 at The Venetian Las Vegas. This historical event is open to the public and features many different events including an art exhibition by Chilean artist Mauricio Arenas that showcases a unique collection associated with the Holocaust as well as the triumphant multi-media gala concert on December 13 that features world-renowned Israeli superstar and Broadway performer Dudu Fisher.
Concert tickets range from $25 to $100. Special concert tickets that include a cocktail after-party with the artists are $250. All proceeds will go to The Holocaust Survivors group of Southern Nevada and The Sperling-Kronberg-Mack Holocaust Resource Center Foundation. For more information or reservations, visit www.thelastsurvivorevent.com or www.ticketmaster.com for concert tickets. Tickets are also available at any Venetian or Palazzo Box Office.
The reason for the event is to honor and celebrate the survivors of the Holocaust and to keep the legacy of the greatest horror known to mankind alive for future generations. Commander Eugene Lebovitz, a Holocaust survivor from Czechoslovakia who later served as an undercover agent for the Haganah coordinated the gathering. The Last Survivor Weekend event will feature exclusively Glatt Kosher food and both daily and Shabbat prayer services.
There will also be a partial screening of the still-in-progress film “The Last Survivor,” which includes interviews with Holocaust survivors during The Last Survivor Weekend gala concert.
“As the number of Holocaust survivors continues to dwindle, events of this nature will one day be nothing more than a memory,” said Danny Finkelman, director of The Last Survivor film, and director of the gala concert event. “There may not be many more chances for opportunities like these.” The Last Survivor movie trailer:
The historic The Last Survivor Weekend event gala features critically acclaimed singer and performer Dudu Fisher, an Israeli Cantor and second-generation Holocaust survivor. Fisher is well known throughout the world for his stirring performance as Jean ValJean in the hit production of “Les Miserables,” along with a multitude of other theatric and musical achievements. During the gala event, Fisher will be accompanied by a full 20-piece symphony orchestra conducted by famed musician Tomer Hadadi. Other highlights of the event will
feature a light show and choreography by Zvika Bornstein and an appearance by the Holocaust survivor Klezmer and Multicultural Band, whose four members all lived through the atrocities of World War II. The gala concert is presented by Sparks Next.
Cecelia Margules, executive producer of the concert and the daughter of Holocaust survivors, stressed the importance of passing along the legacy of the Holocaust to future generations, whose numbers are, sadly, dwindling over time. “Who will teach about the Holocaust when there is no living proof?” asked Mrs. Margules. “The survivors are living monuments to the Holocaust. When the last monument is gone, who will do the job?”