Yom HaShoah

By Paul Haist
Jewish Review

REMEMBRANCE—Eva and Les Aigner light the sixth and final memorial candle before the ark at Congregation Beth Israel April 15, Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day, as Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana of Beth Israel observes. Each of six large memorial candles represented one million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Each candle was lit by a survivor.

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Oregon Attorney General Hardy Meyers and Special Agent In Charge of the Portland FBI office Robert Jordan were among more than 40 people who read the names of Holocaust victims at Pioneer Courthouse Square April 15, in observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The reading of names, sponsored each year by the Oregon Chapter of the American Jewish Committee and the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center, was one of three events that day held to commemorate the annihilation by the Nazis of 6 million Jews and countless millions of other innocent victims.

Survivors, the children of survivors and others also gathered at the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Washington Park.

On the evening of April 15, a public commemorative service was hosted by the Oregon Board of Rabbis in the main sanctuary of Congregation Beth Israel.