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EZRA USA Hosts Holocaust Memorial Day Event


Members of the Russian-Jewish youth movement EZRA USA @ Brooklyn will be hosting their annual commemoration of Yom Ha’Shoah — Holocaust Memorial Day — in remembrance of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

The ceremony, May 1 at 3 p.m. inside the Sea Breeze Jewish Center (311 Sea Breeze Avenue), will feature a talk by a Holocaust survivor, a recitation of poems and selected readings, and a candle-lighting.

For more, call (718) 368-9200 or (718) 701-1527, or click here.

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  1. While it’s important to remember the Jews who perished, stop and take a minute to remember the non-Jewish victims as well. According to the Jewish Virtual Library, 11 million people died at the hands of the Nazis during the holocaust.

    “Of the 11 million people killed during the Holocaust, six million were Polish citizens. Three million were Polish Jews and another three million were Polish Christians and Catholics. Most of the remaining mortal victims were from other countries including Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Holland, France and even Germany.”

  2. I, of course, agree with that assessment 120%, but their email specifically stated that they would be remembering the “Jewish martyrs” so I wanted to stay true to what it was they were observing. Anytime I’ve ever written anything regarding a Holocaust remembrance or memorial (in my life, believe it or not, it’s been hundreds of times over the years), I am always compelled to write “11 million” instead of “six million,” but I am not the person running the memorial, so I left it as they had it.

  3. Yom HaShoah was actually established by the Israeli government in 1951. Its translates to english as Holocaust Remembrance Day and is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany.

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