by Cody Larkin
In honor of Yom Hashoah, the brothers of Arizona State University's Alpha Epsilon Pi, along with Hillel at ASU, held a remembrance walk April 8 on the university’s Tempe campus.
The students walked among each other in silence handing out fliers and stickers, reminding people to “never forget.”
“I think it is important for us as Jews and as AEPi, as leaders in the Jewish community, for us to recognize the Holocaust and to raise awareness for it,” ASU’s AEPi Vice President Omer David said...more
by Tim Worden
A dozen Cal State Fullerton students marched through campus Monday afternoon to the Titan Walk, wearing black shirts with signs reading “Never forget,” to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day, which ended at sunset.
As they settled at a bench at the Titan Walk near the TitanShops bookstore, the group’s spokesman, Jevon Tabar, 22, a student in the English teaching program, blared his loudspeaker and climbed on the bench.
“Attention,” Tabar said through the loudspeaker. “To every person there is a name,” he began, as he read a list of a few of the people who were killed in the Holocaust...more
by Kobi Nachshoni
We have all heard about the Righteous Among the Nations, non-Jews who saved the lives of Jews during the Holocaust, but many of us are unfamiliar with the stories of Jews who risked their lives to save fellow Jews during World War II.
In a unique annual commemoration ceremony held Monday as Israel marked Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day, 28 Jewish Rescuers Citations were granted to Jewish rescuers who were active in Hungary during the war.
The event's guest of honor was Hungarian Ambassador to Israel Zoltán Szentgyörgyi.
The ceremony – likely the only one in the world putting a spotlight on Jews' rescue activities – was held by the B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem and the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL-JNF) at the Martyr’s Forest “Scroll of Fire” plaza outside Jerusalem...more
Students from NIU's Jewish student organization, Hillel and Alpha Epsilon Pi gathered Monday to commemorate Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) .
Thousands of ceremonies commemorating the memory of victims of the Holocaust were held worldwide on Monday, Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day – but only one ceremony specifically remembers the Jews who took great risks to save their fellows during the Holocaust. That ceremony takes place in the hills outside Beit Shemesh, at the Martyr's Forest Scroll of Fire Plaza, and is held by the B'nai B'rith World Center and the Jewish National Fund.
This year’s event memorialized the rescue activities of Otto Komoly, President of the Zionist Federation in Hungary during the Holocaust,, whose actions saved the lives of thousands of Jews. Komoly was abducted by agents of the Hungarian Arrow Cross fascist regime on January 1, 1945, barely two weeks before the liberation of Budapest, and all contact with him was lost. It is presumed that he was murdered and his body dispatched into the Danube River along with thousands of other Jews. Over 600,000 Hungarian Jews were murdered during the Holocaust, the vast majority in the months leading up to the end of the war...more
Israel came to a standstill as a siren sounded for two minutes in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
Following the siren Monday morning, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Yad Vashem Hall of Remembrance as part of Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day.
On Monday, the B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem and the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael held a joint Holocaust commemoration ceremony dedicated annually to commemorating the heroism of Jews who rescued fellow Jews during the Holocaust. The ceremony took place in the Martyrs’ Forest “Scroll of Fire” Plaza.
The ceremony recalled the rescue activities of Otto Komoly, president of the Zionist Federation in Hungary and the chairman of the Hungarian Jewish community’s clandestine Rescue Committee, and later director of the International Red Cross' “Department A” responsible for rescuing Jewish children...more
by Sam Sokol
Preparations are underway across the country for the observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins on Sunday evening.
The central theme of this year’s ceremony is defiance and rebellion during the Holocaust, Yad Vashem announced, marking 70 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
The B’nai B’rith World Center and the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund will also mark Holocaust Remembrance Day with a joint ceremony in commemoration of those Jews whose resistance consisted of rescuing “fellow Jews during the years of torment in Europe” on Monday.
The ceremony will honor Otto Komoly, president of the Zionist Federation in Hungary, who saved thousands of Jewish children through the establishment of a network of 52 shelters under the protection of the Red Cross.
Komoly oversaw the rescue of 5,000 Jewish children and the aliya of some 15,000 Hungarian Jews by way of Romania during the war...more
by Aaron Kalman
Israelis commemorated Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day Sunday night, marking the start of 24 hours during which schools, government offices, the IDF and local municipalities will hold ceremonies to honor those murdered by the Nazis and their helpers.
The national flag was lowered to half mast at 8 p.m. at the start of the main ceremony wat the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke and Six Holocaust survivors lit memorial torches in memory of the 6 million Jews who were murdered.
On Monday, B’nai B’rith and the Jewish National Fund will hold a ceremony commemorating Jews who rescued fellow Jews during the Holocaust. The ceremony will center on the actions of Otto Komoly, a Hungarian Jew who oversaw the rescue of some 5,000 Jewish children. His granddaughter will be in attendance...more
by Yossi Lempkowicz
Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL-JNF), the largest Jewish environmental organisation in the world, and the B’nai B’rith World Center will hold Monday a ceremony in Jerusalem in honor of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, with a special mention for the heroism of Jews who saved their brethren during the Holocaust...more
by George Altshuler
Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remem-brance Day, falls on April 8 and groups around the Bay Area will take different approaches to the question of how to honor the victims of the Holocaust.
Many of the remembrances will take place April 7 and will include readings of victims’ names and memorial candlelightings. As part of its service that day, Congregation Beth Emek in Pleasanton will commemorate a Torah that survived the Holocaust even after Nazis seized it.
...B’nai B’rith will hold its annual commemoration, “Unto Every Person There Is a Name,” at the George Segal Holocaust Memorial at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a special lighting of candles by Holocaust survivors at noon. The George Segal Holocaust Memorial is at 100 34th Ave., S.F. Free. (415) 752-9304...more