Monday, May 9, 2011


On Friday, May 6, a beautiful and solemn ceremony took place at our state capitol in Hartford with the Holocaust Remembrance Day celebration.  In speeches, songs, prayers and a candle lighting, tribute was given to ten local Holocaust survivors and to one woman, Julia Kiwak, designated a Righteous Among the Nations, whose family in Poland hid two Jewish boys for years on their farm, saving their lives at great personal risk to their own. Thanks to Taube Gurland who worked diligently to see that Julia was recognized for her family's mitzvahs, good deeds. In remembering the Holocaust, we hope to ensure it never happens again.

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