By Phillip Ramati –

Time itself is succeeding where Nazi Germany failed more than 60 years ago – silencing the voices of a generation of Jews.

Today, on Yom Hashoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day, there is a dwindling number of survivors of those events who have firsthand memories of the Holocaust’s horrors.

Thatis what prompts survivors like Henry Friedman and children of survivors, such as Deborah Adler, of Macon, to speak publicly about the Holocaust so people won’t forget its lessons. They said it is their responsibility.

Adler’s late mother, Eda Yardeni Tavor, survived the concentration camp of Auschwitz.

“So many survivors are dying,” Adler said. “It’s incumbent upon the second-generation survivors to continue their story, because it’s an important story.”