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Remembrance of the Holocaust and Acts of Courage

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Yesterday evening I attended a memorial for the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. This is always a hard experience for me; I would so liked to have known my grandparents, lost to the Third Reich.

Congregation Kol Shofar, Holocaust Rememberance

Congregation Kol Shofar, Tiburon, California, April 18, 2012

Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon California has a beautiful sanctuary, and it was good hearing so many young people sharing life stories with an older generation. It seems that educators in Marin County are trying to assure that this part of “civilized society’s” sordid history doesn’t fade from memory.

I took very few photos because my Nikon sounds like a cannon going off in a quiet room.

Susanne Dyby is the daughter of Righteous Gentile Knud Dyby. She spoke about her father’s efforts to help save Denmark’s Jews from almost certain death. Survivor Paul Schwarzbart read the names of relatives of Marin County citizens who perished in the Holocaust. Mr. Schwarzbart survived the war by hiding, along with 82 other Jewish children, in a Roman Catholic boarding school in Jamoigne, Luxembourg.

Susanne Dyby, Paul Schwarzbart

Susanne Dyby and Paul Schwarzbart exchange greetings at Holocaust memorial service


Written by Ron Greene

April 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

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