Dr. Morry Waksberg, the son of Holocaust survivors Jack and Ida Waksberg is recognized on the Assembly Floor during the Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony
Yesterday, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) recognized Dr. Morry Waksberg, in honor of his parents, Holocaust survivors Jack and Ida Waksberg, at the Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony taking place Assembly Floor.
“I am proud to join my fellow legislators in proclaiming Holocaust Remembrance Week. To recognize Dr. Morry Waksberg in honor of his historical heritage is the least I can do in observance of such a incomprehensible event” said Assemblyman Allen.
“I think the event was compelling and it was very moving to see how the elected officials understand the horrible experience of the Holocaust survivors. This ceremony demonstrated clearly that the true struggle is good versus evil, not of people of different religions, nationality, or color. I wish that all Californians were here to see this event. They would be proud of the empathy, compassion, and sincerity of our elected officials,” said Dr. Waksberg.
Dr. Morry Waksberg is the son of Holocaust survivors Jack and Ida Waksberg. Dr. Morry Waksberg was born on March 29, 1947 in a Displaced Persons Camp located in Shuttgart, Germany. One year later, in 1948, the Waksberg family moved to Detroit, Michigan where they founded the Michigan Holocaust Museum. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein School of Medicine, interned at Harvard Medical School and completed his residency at UCLA Medical School. Dr. Waksberg practiced medicine at UCLA for many years before starting his own private practice as an ophthalmologist. Now since retired, he has worked as an advisor to President George H.W. Bush, Congressman Brad Sherman and Assemblyman Tom Hayden on health related policy issues.
Honorees attended a welcome breakfast before heading to the Assembly Floor session where the observance of the Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony was held. During the ceremony, the Assembly adopted a resolution which proclaims April 7th through April 14th as Holocaust Remembrance Week. Afterwards, each honoree was acknowledged while seated at their Member’s desk, and viewed a screening of the Holocaust Memorial Project Video, which is a compilation of interviews from honorees from previous years.