Youngstown Area Jewish Federation holds Holocaust remembrance ceremony

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation held its annual remembrance of the Holocaust on Thursday.

Held yearly in the Mahoning County Courthouse, the event remembers The Holocaust and Kristallnacht, in particular. 

Also known as the “Night of Broken Glass” in Nazi Germany, Jewish buildings, homes and synagogues were destroyed. Thousands were arrested and sent to concentration camps. 

Over 6 million people, many of them Jews, were killed in the Holocaust. 

Rabbi Joseph Schoenberger said people must keep a memory of those terrible events. 

“The Holocaust is important because it reminds us of evil, of what people are capable of. It’s almost as if anti-semitism is a barometer for the evil that’s in the world,” he said. 

Also featured were essays, poems and artwork from area school students, sharing their feelings about Kristallnacht.

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