AJR members gather for Holocaust Memorial Day
Members of the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) gathered on Thursday 24 January 2008 to commemorate the annual Holocaust Memorial Day.
London born AJR member and survivor of the Bergen Belsen concentration camp, Lilian Levy, spoke on the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2008: Imagine...remember, reflect, react.
Rabbi Rodney Mariner, Rabbi of the Belsize Square Synagogue, led the service, sang solemn tunes and recited the Jewish mourning prayer, Kaddish.
As part of the service, AJR members lit six memorial candles to remember the lives of the six million Jewish people murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Holocaust.
AJR Chairman, Andrew Kaufman, said: “For the AJR, Holocaust Memorial Day is an opportunity to honour the memory of loved ones who perished in the Holocaust and to reach out and inform people about the experiences of our members. The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day this year emboldens us all to consider the impact of prejudice, intolerance and discrimination on the lives of the victims.”