SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Thursday night, the Jewish community remembered the millions murdered in the Holocaust.
Yom Hashoha honors the victims and survivors of the mass extermination of more than 6 million Jews in the 1940’s. It’s a time of mourning, reflection, and remembrance.
Rabbi Greene of the Springfield Jewish Community Center told 22News it’s important to pass on the Holocaust’s history, especially as the gap between generations gets larger.
“It’s important that we never forget because, since the Holocaust, there have been other moments of genocide around the world, and the Jewish community stands as a legacy,” Rabbi Greene said.
Two Holocaust survivors participated in Thursday nights service at the Sinai Temple.