On Thursday night, the Christian Embassy marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day with dozens of Holocaust survivors at an event in Haifa headlined by Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen and three other Knesset members.
ICEJ Vice President & Senior Spokesman David Parsons represented our ministry in receiving an award for our work in caring for Holocaust survivors. He told the survivors in the audience that they were true heroes for overcoming the horrors and loss of the Shoah, regaining their humanity and positive outlook on life, and helping to build the state of Israel. Some 20 residents from the ICEJ’s Haifa Home for Holocaust survivors were on hand and a group of them came to the stage to perform a song in tribute to the event’s host and our partner in this work, Shimon Sabag of Yad Ezer L’Haver.
January 27th each year has been set aside by the United Nations and European Union as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as it falls on the anniversary of the Soviet Army’s liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in 1945. The ICEJ encourages everyone to stop to reflect on this day, to pray for Israel and the Jewish people, and to learn more about the Nazi genocide campaign against the Jews through books, documentary films and online materials.
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