Holocaust remembrance event to be held April 28

(Via Ho’okele News)

A Holocaust Days of Remembrance commemoration will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 28 at Aloha Jewish Chapel, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The guest speaker will be Seymour Kazirmirski, sharing his mother’s story of surviving the Holocaust.

Commander, Navy Region Hawaii invites all members of the base community to attend the event. Transportation from building 150 to the chapel will be provided.

The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.

“Holocaust” is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jews, deemed “inferior,” were an alien threat to the so-called “Aryan master race.”

For more information, email megan.steffy@navy.mil or call 474-0302.

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