People gather to recognize Holocaust Memorial Day

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH,SC (WMBF) – People in the Grand Strand gathered together Sunday to recognize Yom Hashoah, the Holocaust Memorial Day.

The Temple Emanu-El hosted a program to remember those who were lost during the Holocaust. The program consisted of many events, including a short movie and lighting of candles.

Six people from the Grand Strand that have ties to the Holocaust lit the candles, each candle representing one million people who were killed.

Rabbi Avi Perets says remembering the Holocaust is something on which everyone should reflect.

"It is important that the Holocaust Memorial Day be commemorated in every community so the catastrophes and the disasters of the holocaust can never happen again," he said.

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