Srs Brenda, Kasia, Margaret and Victorine took part in the UK Jewish Community’s Yom HaShoah Remembrance Commemoration in London on the 8th of May. The programme included among others testimonies of the Jewish survivors and the candle lighting ceremony. 150 Holocaust survivors came to this memorial. A choir composed of pupils from five elementary schools joined the event. Among the speakers was the Britain’s Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, and Israel’s ambassador to Britain, Mark Regev. Sadiq Khan the newly elected Mayor of London, the first Muslim to hold the position, with his wife Saadiah Ahmed joined the programme at this was his first official public engagement.
Israel’s Knesset (parliament) established Yom Hashoah as a memorial to about six million Jewish people who were killed by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. The full name of the day is Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah, which means the "Day of (remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism".
Sr. Kasia NDS