Local Jewish Schools Read Names of Victims During Holocaust Memorial Day

Thursday is Holocaust Memorial Day which commemorates the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Students at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and Berman Hebrew Academy, both in Rockville, as well as students from Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital and Gesher Jewish Day School in Northern Virginia are reciting the names of the victims Thursday. The event can be viewed on both Facebook and Twitter.

The Jewish Community of Greater Washington is having a virtual 2021 Community-Wide Yom Ha’Shoah Commemoration at 1 p.m. on April 11. Yom Ha’Shoah is the Hebrew name for Holocaust Remembrance Day. Elisha Wiesel, son of author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, is the keynote speaker.

Montgomery County Council April 4 issued a proclamation commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The White House also issued a proclamation, noting, “On Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — we stand in solidarity with the Jewish people in America, Israel, and around the world to remember and reflect on the horrors of the Holocaust. An estimated six million Jews perished alongside millions of other innocent victims — Roma and Sinti, Slavs, disabled persons, LGBTQ+ individuals, and others — systematically murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators in one of the cruelest and most heinous campaigns in human history.”

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Suzanne Pollak

About Suzanne Pollak

Suzanne is a freelance reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She has over 35 years professional experience writing for newspapers, magazines, non-profit newsletters and the web.

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