Holocaust Commemorated in Istanbul

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Guests of the Ortaköy Etz Ahayim Synagogue in Istanbul – a holy place that has witnessed countless weddings, ceremonies, bar mitzvahs and hopeful prayers throughout decades and generations – commemorated the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27.

Millions of Jews, who were systematically murdered by Nazi regime during World War II, were commemorated in the Turkish city.

Besides the members of the local Jewish community, the ceremony was also attended by Holocaust survivors, the chief rabbi, Turkish government officials, Fener Greek Patriarch Bartholomew and citizens of Istanbul.

The guests of the ceremony were met at the entrance of Etz Ahayim synagogue with a photograph exhibition by a renowned photography artist Alberto Modiano.

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