Community joins Temple to honor 11 million Shoah victims, praise heroes

By Terry Fear

Yom HaShoah v’Hageveruh: The Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and the Heroism was enacted by the Israeli Parliament in 1951 to honor the victims of the Shoah. Of equal importance, this Day of Remembrance honors the resistance — both active and passive — as Jews did resist their tormentors.

United Hebrew Congregation’s Yom HaShoah observance, held Sunday, April 23, in Temple Israel’s sanctuary, honored the 11 million victims of the Holocaust: the Jewish six million and the five million non-Jewish victims.

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