Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 23, 2009 by J-Wire
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The legacy of the Holocaust was passed down by survivor Frank Lowy to his son and grandson in a ceremony in Sydney this week,

Joshua, Frank and Steven Lowy  Frank passes the baton   Pic Ingrid Shakenovsky

Joshua, Frank and Steven Lowy Frank passes the baton Pic Ingrid Shakenovsky

Frank passed the baton to son Steven who then passed it on to his son Joshua. The Lowys were at the Eastern Suburbs function, held at Moriah College.

Shoah  survivors with their grandchildren         Pic: Ingrid Shakenovsky

Shoah survivors with their grandchildren Pic: Ingrid Shakenovsky

Other functions were held at the Martyrs Memorial at Rookwood Cemetery, Masada College and the Jewish Museum

1400 people attended ceremonies in Sydney this week with invited guests including the Israeli Ambassador, Yuval Rotem, Jewish Board of Deputies President Robin Margo, former State Premier Bob Carr, Federal Member of Parliament Mark Dreyfus and NSW Education Minister Verity Firth

Tears welled the eyes of participants as grandchildren of survivors presented individual cases of their grandparents’ experiences during the Shoah.

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