Marblehead to observe Holocaust Remembrance Day Jan. 27

The Marblehead Select Board has proclaimed Jan. 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which will be marked with two events.

On Friday, Jan. 27 at noon, Marblehead will be recognizing International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a candlelight ceremony on the grounds of Abbot Hall.

Then at 6 p.m. during the Friday evening service at Temple Emanu-El, 393 Atlantic Ave., Rabbi David Meyer and invited guest Select Board Chair Moses Grader will address the congregation in commemoration of victims of the Holocaust.

Moses Grader, chair of Marblehead Select Board, center, holding the town’s Holocaust Remembrance Day Proclamation while flanked by Helaine Hazlett, co-chair of Marblehead Task Force Against Discrimination, left, and Rabbi David Meyer of Marblehead’s Temple Emanu-El of Marblehead. COURTESY PHOTO

The day of remembrance, originally designated by the United Nations in 2005, is observed in numerous countries worldwide. The event provides an opportunity to reflect on the murder of six million Jews and millions of other minorities by the Nazi regime, and the date recognizes when the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated in 1945.

All are encouraged to attend each of the services to honor the memory of all whose lives were lost during the Holocaust. 

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