LINCROFT, NJ (March 30, 2015) – Community members are invited to a special Holocaust Remembrance Day event on Friday, April 17 at 9:30 a.m. at Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft.

Join local Holocaust survivors, family members and community leaders for a ceremony of rembrance followed by a performance by the Marlboro High School Chorus.

This year’s commemoration will also feature renowned scholar and author Robert Jan van Pelt, PhD, one of the world’s leading experts on the Auschwitz extermination camp.

A professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada, Dr. Van Pelt was one of four historians who served as an expert witness for the defense in the infamous Irving-Lipstadt trial in 2000. In honor of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Dr. Van Pelt will speak about the liberation of the camps and the “symbolic end” to the Holocaust.

The free program is hosted by the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale in partnership with the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey and the Former Fort Monmouth Holocaust Remembrance Committee.

The event will be held in the Brookdale Recreation and Events Center, with parking in lots 6 and 7. For more information call Chhange at 732-224-1889 or visit