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600 Gather to Recall Lessons of the Holocaust
Villaraigosa and others speak at an event at Pan Pacific Park. Some address current threats to Israel, others the conflict in Darfur.
By Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
April 24, 2006

For Jona Goldrich, even the most painful moments in human events have much to teach future generations. And so this survivor of the Holocaust has become a chronicler of the past, to ensure that the suffering of his family and his people are never forgotten.

“I’m obsessed with the Holocaust,” Goldrich says. “This is something that happened only 66 years ago, and the next time it might not be the Jews.”