Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Yom Hashoah

Stained glass window at Auschwitz

Today is Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

It has been over 60 years since the Holocaust. To the survivors, the Holocaust remains real and ever present, but for some others, it seems a part of ancient history.

In general Yom Hashoah has been observed with candelighting, remembrances, prayers and singing. Often, 6 candles are lighted to represent the 6 million who died. The fought, suffered and were murdered. This day is important to all. It is a reminder of what can happen to civilized people when bigotry, hatred and indifference reign.

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