Holocaust Survivors Slated to Light Memorial Torches

Six Holocaust survivors are slated to light torches memorializing the 6,000,000 Jews murdered by the Nazis, at the opening Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Yad Vashem Sunday night.

The initial survivors chosen were Peretz Hochman, Otto Dov Pressburger, Dina Ostrover, Eliezer Eizenschmidt, Miriam Liptcher and Baruch Kopold. However, as Hochman died on Sunday, his widow, Sima, will represent him. Short videos about each of the lighters will be shown.

The ceremony will also feature speeches by President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the kindling of a memorial torch in the Holocaust memorial’s Warsaw Ghetto Square by Yad Vashem chairman Avner Shalev, and remarks by Aliza Vitis-Shomron on behalf of the survivors of the European inferno.

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