Never to be forgotten

September 14, 2017 by Community newsdesk
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Every year close to Rosh Hashanah, the Sydney Jewish Museum conducts a Memorial Service called ‘The Sanctum Reading of the Names’.

 

The family of each person whose name is honoured on a plaque in the Museum’s  Sanctum of Remembrance is read out and thereafter Kaddish is recited. This year the commemoration took place on Sunday 10th of September with more than 120 attendees.

Olga Horak, Eddie Jaku and Peter Wayne

It is a core tenet of the Sydney Jewish Museum to commemorate the lives of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators, honour the survivors and pay tribute to the Righteous Among the Nations.

Henry Roth, TV host and Branding Consultant as well as the child of Holocaust Survivors was the guest speaker. He spoke about his recent journey to Poland with his mother Aneta Weinreich to be a part of the ceremony in which the family who saved her life during the Holocaust were honoured as the Righteous Among the Nations. Aneta is working on her autobiography with the Sydney Jewish Museum Community Stories Department and her book will be launched at the Museum early next year.

Museum president Gus Lehrer, Rob Schneider and CEO Norman Seligman

The Sanctum of Remembrance is a private memorial to the departed and offers families an opportunity to honour their loved ones in a solemn and dignified environment. The names of those who lost their lives in the Holocaust or those survivors who are no longer with us, are memorialised  on marble plaques within the Sanctum. As more and more second and third generation explore their familial roots and history, we encourage and hope they will take up the practice of remembrance and will honour their relatives in perpetuity.

If you would like more information on the Sanctum of Remembrance and how you are able to purchase a plaque to honour a loved one, please contact the Sydney Jewish Museum on 9360 7999.

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