Charlotte’s Jewish community gathered at Shalom Park on Sunday to remember the millions of Jews and others murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust.
Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day – gets its name from “Shoah,” Hebrew for catastrophe or utter destruction.
During the Holocaust, or the Shoah, Nazis killed 6 million Jews as well as millions of others, including Gypsies, Slavs, political and religious dissidents, gays and lesbians, and disabled persons.
On Sunday, there was a memorial service and a Butterfly Project highlighting local Holocaust survivors. UNC Charlotte students shared stories about the Auschwitz death camp.
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And renowned Holocaust scholar Menachem Rosensaft spoke and signed copies of his new book, “God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors.” Tim Funk