Holocaust Survivors Gather Around The World To Commemorate Third Night Of Hanukkah
Holocaust survivors will gather in four cities across the world Tuesday night to be honored at menorah lighting services for the third night of Hanukkah.
The menorah-lighting ceremonies, known as the International Holocaust Survivor Nights, will take place in Jerusalem, Berlin, Moscow, and South Orange, New Jersey. While the ceremonies celebrate the third night of Hanukkah, or the Jewish Festival of Lights, these four gatherings will also honor survivors and victims of the Nazis’ brutal “Final Solution,” which aimed to wipe out Jews, Catholics, the handicapped, dissidents, and other minorities. (RELATED: 80 Years Ago The Nazis Unleashed Their Brutal Campaign Against Jews. Today The World Mourns The Violence Of That Night)
The ceremonies are organized by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, and are also the only events specifically dedicated to the 400,000 holocaust survivors worldwide who are still living.
“There’s an urgency to honor them, listen to their experiences, recognize their suffering and raise awareness about Holocaust remembrance,” said JMCAG president Julius Berman, according to The Associated Press.
Holocaust survivor and former head of Germany’s Central Council of Jews Charlotte Knobloch urged “the global community to remember those who were murdered and commemorate survivors.” Knobloch will be attending the ceremony in Berlin.
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