SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It was a solemn night in Springfield Sunday for the Jewish Community.
They held Yom HaShoa memorial service at the Temple Beth El on Dickinson Street in Springfield. The word “Shoa” is Hebrew for Holocaust.
Sunday nights readings, prayers, and music was to reflect on those who lost their lives in WWII at the hands of the Nazis.
Jeff Rembrandt told 22News “We still see genocide happening unfortunately in many places throughout the world today and we feel it’s our obligation to speak up as a Jewish community whenever we see it happening anywhere.”
More than 6 million Jews died during that time, many of them in the Nazi concentration camps.