Event Planned To Remember Those That Perished In The Holocaust And To Honour Those That Survived

Monday April 22nd, 2019

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A Holocaust Remembrance Day event is planned to remember the six million Jews and members of other groups that were also targeted for annihilation by the Nazis, and to honour those who survived the atrocities.

Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter will be traveling in from Toronto to tell his story of suffering and survival. At age ten, Pinchas was deported from the Warsaw Ghetto to the killing site of Majdanek and then to concentration camps. He shut himself off to the terrors surrounding him and tried his best not to be noticed, trying to become almost invisible. But after liberation, his photographic memory wouldn’t let his past fade away and Pinchas struggled to deal with nightmares and flashbacks while trying to raise a family and heal his emotional scars. The nature of Pinchas’ story has inspired the title of this year’s ceremony: “Innocence and Experience: Children of the Holocaust”

As the number of Holocaust survivors decreases, it falls to the rest of us to ensure that the lessons learned from the Holocaust live on. The atrocities of the Holocaust can make one question their faith in humanity, and still today there is a very harsh climate in much of the world. Therefore, it is so important for us to recognize and remember the Holocaust and other crimes against humanity because those that don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. It is up to all of us as Windsor residents and Canadians to stand up and say, “never again.”

The interfaith event will be attended by leaders and members of many religions from across the Windsor Essex Region

It takes place on April 28th, 2019 the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue starting at 7pm.

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