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Yom HaShoah: Community remembers Holocaust victims with yellow candles

To remember those who perished - candles have been lit alongside the names of individual victims to ensure their stories are not lost

As Israel ushered in Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a ceremony at the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem – around the world people have been paying respects to victims of by lighting a candle – and remembering an individual who perished.

This year includes a Yellow Candle initiative – where people are invited to remember one person, posting a picture of their name, age and where they perished – to ensure individual names and stories are not forgotten.

This comes ahead of Sunday’s official memorial – where hundreds are set to gather in London at the National Holocaust Memorial Gardens in Hyde Park.

Read the messages and tributes from across the UK Jewish community, and from across the world:

Yom Hashoah – Yellow Candle:

Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev sends a message for Yom Hashoah:

 

Israel came to a standstill as sirens rIng out across the Jewish state to remember:

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Israel stands still for the six million we lost in the Holocaust https://bit.ly/2qsRJYDVideo by Luke Tress – לוק טרס

Posted by The Times of Israel on Thursday, 12 April 2018

Listen to the Jewish Views podcast, on Alec Ward’s passing:

Holocaust Educational Trust CEO Karen Pollock is in Poland for March of the Living.

She offers he reflection on the importance of Yom Hashoah:

Chief Executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Olivia Marks-Woldman, remembers Yelena Morkina age 5, Richard Hess age 8, Yankel Frenklach age 4 & Volodia Kotlyar age 10, who perished in the Shoah.

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis reflects on the importance of Yom Hashoah:

Rabbi Lord Sacks reflects on the nature of anti-Semitism as he marks Yom Hashoah:

 

Jewish Leadership Council CEO Simon Johnson remembers Naum Raikhman who was killed in 1941 aged just 1 year.

 

The Board of Deputies remember 6-year-old Velvele Valoon and 8-year-old Yelena Kruk, who both perished in the Holocaust

 

The Union of Jewish Students pay respects to Fanny Ichenhauser who died aged 22 at Bergen-Belsen and Gedalie Perelman who died aged 7 at Kherson.

The 45 Aid Societychair Angela Cohen lit two candles in memory of Abraham Agsteribbe of Amsterdam who died at Sobibor aged 9 and Mose Friedman of Hust who died in Auschwitz aged 8.

 

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn posted on Twitter: “On Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. Our thoughts are with their surviving families.

“I have lit a candle for 5-year-old Arlette Kaim who died at Auschwitz in 1942.”

Jewish Leeds North East MP Fabian Hamilton attended a ceremony at Etz Chaim synagogue, and lit candles for 7 year old Cvi Hirsch who was murdered in Auschwitz in 1944, aged just 7, and 10 year old David Levi from Warsaw who died in Kowel in 1942 

 

Israeli footballer Tomer Hemed, who plays at Brighton & Hove Albion, pays his respects to victims of the Holocaust:

 

Reform Judaism remembers victims of the Holocaust:

 

Langdon charity staff remember Sarina Albahari, aged 8, who perished at Sajmiste.

Director of Pears Foundation, Amy Braier, remembers Filia Genstel of Kherson who was only 3 when she died

Young Norwood manager Anthony Shaw remembers Lazar Rubinshtein, murdered age 42 

 

Nicky Goldman, the executive director of Lead, remembers Ruth Gruenberger, Rosa Iskolski, Rayzi Deskel, Rakhill Khazan

Human rights barrister Adam Wagner remembers Julia Rosenzweig, a child who died aged 10 in 1944 at Auschwitz

 

British Emunah director Deborah Nathan remembers Judka Reisz who was murdered at Auschwitz aged just 7 years old

 

 

Kantor King Solomon School will pay respects by reading Rabbi Lord Sacks’ prayer and observing a minute of silence

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