The site was
Many of the others who had traveled with her in an inhumane box car were sent the other direction, meaning that they were being sent directly to death.
This Monday night, April 28th at 6:30pm we will hold our annual Yom Ha-Shoah/Holocaust Remembrance service. We will be joined by Agnus Vertes, who grew up as a child in
We owe it to all who survived, and all who perished to do more than “remember.” We need to come together to assure the survivors, who lost so many loved ones, that as they approach the latter part of their lives, that they and their families will be remembered and honored. And we owe it to them to convey that we view them as much more than “victims.” These are courageous people who found themselves the strength, vision and courage to go forth with life and to make something good and worthy of their lives.
Abraham Shlonsky, the Israeli poet, wrote words that I trust will speak to all of us:
“In the presence of eyes
which witnessed the slaughter,
which saw the oppression
the heart could not bear,
and as witness the heart
that once taught compassion
until the days came to pass
that crushed human feeling,
I have taken an Oath:To remember it all…..
Please be with us on Monday evening as we both remember, and affirm “never again.”
Rabbi David Greenberg