People from all around the world are preparing to observe Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah, on Monday, April 8 to commemorate the six million Jews who were wiped out by Nazis and those that survived during the Holocaust of World War II that wiped out a third of the world's Jewish population.
In Minneapolis, a commemoration featuring Eli Rosenbaum, Director of Strategy and Policy for the Human Right and Special Prosecutions selection of the U.S. Dept. of Justice will take place in Minnetonka. Rosenbaum is the longest serving prosecutor and investigator of Nazi criminals in history.
Monday, April 8
Adath Jeshurun Congregation
10500 Hillside Lane West
Carleton College will observe Holocaust Remembrance Day with a vigil and service featuring survivor Gerry Franks who will speak about his experience. Carleton associate chaplain Rabbi Shosh Dworsky will lead the service.
Skinner Memorial Chapel
Sunday, April 7
Temple Israel in Duluth will hold a service on Sunday including the lighting of 6 memorial candles, readings, and a recitation of names.
April 7, 2013
1602 E. 2nd Street
Since 1982, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. has led the national Days of Remembrance ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, with Holocaust survivors, liberators, members of Congress, White House officials, the diplomatic corps, and community leaders.
In Jerusalem, the Israeli military said its chief of staff will travel to a Holocaust memorial at the Nazi death camp Auschwitz.
The military said Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, the son of Holocaust survivors, left for Poland Sunday and will place a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw.