National Day of Holocaust Remembrance in Knoxville

Knoxville (WVLT) -- The Jewish Holocaust ranks among the bleakest moments in man's history.

On Sunday, across the nation, many paused to honor the victims of that genocide

April 15th marked the National Day of Holocaust Remembrance.

In Knoxville close to 120 people gathered for a service at the Heska Amuna Synagogue on Kingston Pike.

During the ceremony they lit a Holocaust Memorial, six candles for the six million Jews slaughtered or starved under the Nazi Government.

One of Heska Amuna's leaders, Rabbi Louis Zivic, says regardless of faith, everyone must remember the evil that comes from intolerance and indifference.

"Every person on Earth is related to every other person on Earth," the Rabbi said. "If one person in a society suffers, everyone in a society suffers. We can't afford to let a group in society, be they majority or minority, be isolated and feel that they're not human, feel that they're not part of the world around them."

The National Day of Holocaust Remembrance is observed every year on the 27th day of the Nisan on the Jewish Calendar.

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