Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Yom HaShoah 5769: Holocaust Remembrance Program

Holocaust Remembrance Day
The full name of the day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust is Yom HaShoah Ve-HaGevurah—literally the "Day of (the remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism." It is marked on the 27th day in the month of Nisan—a week after the seventh day of Passover, and a week before Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day for Israel's fallen soldiers).

This year we were privileged to attend the Governor's 28th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Program with some friends. It was an amazing program, featuring a woman by the name of Kristine Keren née Krystyna Chiger, who at the age of seven survived in the sewers of Lvov, Poland, for over a year.

Below left is the synopsis given in the program for the event. Below right is a copy of the prayer that was so magnificently chanted by Cantor Zachary Kutner of BMH-BJ Congregation.

The evening's program was presented by the Anti-Defamation League's Mountain States Regional Office.


Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Hi, Bonnie's Dad,

I came by after reading about you over on Simple Beauty. My post I just finished up (scheduled to go up in a few minutes) is about my grandpa. His birthday was on the 24th, and he was a WWII veteran. In relation to WWII, I just finished up a lengthy discussion with one of my girls about the Holocaust (specifically in Poland, then branching out to other areas) before I started reading blogs and came over here. It was a surprise to see this same topic, but I didn't realize there was a Remembrance Day this last week.

Vickie Atencio said...

I am anxious to read The Girl in the Green Sweater. Thanks for this post. Will this be an annual event?