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Yechiel Lewin

The Lewin Family Bell Tower Dedication, Part Four

As a reminder of those who suffered and perished during the holocaust, Max Lewin dedicated the Lewin Family Bell Tower on October 26, 1996.  Five days after the dedication, Register-Herald editor, Dan Page, described the ceremony.  This is our fourth installment of the coverage of the Bell Tower dedication.  We also include a video segment […]

Rabbi Wein and Max Lewin

The Lewin Family Bell Tower Dedication, Part Three

In preparation for this Sunday’s Holocaust Remembrance Day service, we offer the third story from the Register-Herald that deals with the dedication of the Lewin Family Bell Tower at The College of West Virginia, which was later known as Mountain State University.  The campus is now the home of West Virginia University Institute of Technology. […]

Lewin Family Bell Tower

The Lewin Family Bell Tower Dedication, Part Two

As we look back to that historic day in 1996 when the Lewin Family Bell Tower was dedicated, we are reminded of Max Lewin’s gift – not just to the local university, but to all of Beckley as reminder of that darkest of times.  We will remember those who perished this coming Sunday – April […]

Max Lewin remembers his family at the Lewin Family Bell Tower.

The Lewin Family Bell Tower Dedication, Part One

As we prepare for 2018’s Beckley Holocaust Remembrance Day, it is fitting to look back at the dedication of the Lewin Family Bell Tower on October 20, 1996.  Two articles and two editorials covered the event with one of each occurring prior to the dedication and one of each after the dedication. The following article […]

Lewin Family listed on a memorial tablet at Temple Beth El.

To Hell & Back

WV Remembers is pleased to provide a reprint of Mannix Porterfield’s October 19, 1996 article about Max Lewin and his Holocaust experience. To Hell & Back Max Lewin survived the inhumanity of the Holocaust, but the former resident of Poland can never forget the horrors. By Mannix Porterfield REGISTER-HERALD REPORTER Until the soldiers came, life […]

Remembering the Dead – The 1995 Yom HaShoah

On April 15, 2018, the Beckley community will come together with Temple Beth El to remember those who died in the Holocaust. We are pleased to feature a news story from 1995 that promoted that year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.  This memory is from the Register-Herald and was published on April 26, 1995. Holocaust Memorial Scheduled […]

Max Lewin 1991

Beckley’s First Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Sunday, April 15, 2018, Temple Beth El and the Beckley community will be remembering the millions lost in the Holocaust and other genocides.  Twenty-seven years and one day from the first commemoration in Beckley, we will gather to also remember Max Lewin, a survivor, and the members of his family who perished in Holocaust […]

Max Lewin Begins The Healing Process

Max Lewin Begins The Healing Process This year, Beckley will host its twenty-seventh Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 15.  In 1991, Max Lewin (1918-2002) began the tradition locally to honor his family and others who perished in the Nazi genocide. This solemn tradition has continued to the present. The local commemoration, however, would not […]