January 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Each candle has a story and is remembered.

by Gloria Lopata-Prosperi

On this annual day of commemoration, I join many families that will pause to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism. With each life lost, daughters, sons and grandchildren are left to bear the grief and the multigenerational and intergenerational trauma. My dad’s family were victims of Nazism in Poland, but fortunately he was spared the horror. As a young man, he fled to America which became his second home that provided life from the ashes. It is with honor and lasting love that I remember him.

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