Sunnyvale resident Judy Denes, Monte Sereno resident Jack Tramiel and 100-year-old San Jose resident Adam Cintz will tell their stories at the 4 p.m. event, titled "Almost Vanished? The Jewish Culture of Poland."
The Board of Supervisors will join them for a candle-lighting ceremony and reception in honor of the survivors and those who perished.
Polish studies scholar Shana Penn will give a presentation about the Jewish Heritage Initiative, a movement to nurture the revival of Jewish tradition in Poland.
Today's ceremony commemorates Yom Hashoah, a day established in remembrance of the Jewish people who lost their lives during the Holocaust. The event will take place in the board chambers at the county government center at 70 W. Hedding St.
The ceremony is sponsored by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture and the Holocaust Remembrance Planning Committee.