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City of Greer to recognize local concentration camp liberator

The following information is from the City of Greer.

GREER, SC – The City of Greer is honored to partner with the Greenville Jewish Federation and The Butterfly Project for an event recognizing the Holocaust Remembrance Day of Yom Hashoah.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Greer Center for the Arts at 804 Trade Street, Greer 29651

WHO: City of Greer Mayor Rick
Danner Arielle Nakdimon, Greenville Jewish Federation
Mary Burkett, Artist Beloved: Children of the Holocaust

The City of Greer has been working in tandem with the Greenville Jewish Federation on a community art project to remember the 1.5-million children who were killed during the Holocaust. The Butterfly Project is an international call to action through the painting of ceramic butterflies, which are then displayed as symbols of resilience and hope.

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The City of Greer is able to participate in this project thanks Greer native Horace Berry, who was a concentration camp liberator. Berrys family has been supportive of this mission, and will be present to receive an honor on his behalf.

“We want to thank Horace Berry, and his family, for the difference he made during one of the greatest atrocities to happen in history, said Mayor Rick Danner. We are proud of Mr. Berrys actions, and honored to have a permanent art display where our residents can come to remember those children whose lives were taken during the Holocaust.”

Additionally, the City of Greer Cultural Arts Division will be showing the film Beloved: Children of the Holocaust as part of this event. It tells the story of an artist who found her own way to honor the children who were killed during the Holocaust.

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