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Friday, April 11, 2014
Community Invited to Observe Yom HaShoah at JCC
WOODBRIDGE– Hundreds of people from Southern Connecticut are expected to gather at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven at 4 p.m., April 27 to remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust in observance of Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, according to a release.
The center is at 360 Amity Road.
Holocaust survivors, families, school children, and others will
assemble at the JCC to observe this annual occasion with a solemn
commemoration," the release said. "The program will feature prayers, songs, a
candle-lighting ceremony, and other presentations that memorialize the
men, women and children who died in the Holocaust and pay tribute to
those who survived. The program is free of charge and open to the community."
"As the only
survivor of her family, Schorr epitomizes how survivors have made a
difference in the world in which we live. In 1943, the Nazis sent Schorr
and her family from the Jewish ghetto of Terezin to Auschwitz," the release said. At the
concentration camp, Nazi guards informed women between the ages of 18
and 50 that they could sign up to do forced labor in Germany. Although
only 14, she was sent to a labor camp in Hamburg and was in
Bergen-Belsen at the time of liberation. She has survived, built a new
life, raised a family, and contributed to both the values of society and
the strength of the community.
most sacred and solemn duty of the present generation is to never
forget what happened during the Holocaust. The community is invited to
honor those survivors who have personally experienced the worst of
humanity and to provide hope and inspiration for future generations.
In the photo: Schorr who endured the horrors at Auschwitz as a child, speaks to 5th and 6th graders at Peck Place School in Orange in 2012 . Photo- Peter Casolino/New Haven Register 03/19/12
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