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Yom Hashoah 2014

Yom Hashoah 2014

29 April 2014

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) hosted Melbourne’s annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration Evening on Sunday evening at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University. The theme of the evening was the commemoration of the terrible destruction of Hungarian Jewry.

Over one thousand people attended a meaningful and powerful commemoration ceremony which included combined choirs from the Jewish day schools in Melbourne, the traditional lighting of the candles by survivors, the song of the Jewish partisons and Kaddish.  Speakers included Nina Bassat AM, President of the JCCV, HE Shmuel Ben Shmuel, the Israeli Ambassador, survivor Peter Kolliner OAM giving his moving witness testimony, Danielle Charak who narrated in Yiddish and English, and a March of the Living past participant.

The Melbourne Jewish community remembered and fulfilled the obligation to never forget.  Members of many Melbourne youth groups, including AUJS, Betar and others help ensure that the memories are passed down the generations.

Many non-Jewish community leaders attended in solidarity and included Members of Parliament, city councillors and Consul Generals from several countries.

View Nina Bassat's Yom Hashoa Address

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