Holocaust Remembrance Day to be observed Sunday

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WEST BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Interfaith Clergy Association will offer an observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m., at the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community, 151 Greenleaf St.

The hour-long service will include music and readings from the Holocaust era. Participating in the Service will be members of the clergy and various Brattleboro area faith communities, including musicians Linda Hecker and Daniel Kasnitz.

Carl H. Rosner, Holocaust survivor, father and grandfather of members of the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community will speak. Forced to leave school in the seventh grade, Rosner lived five years in an orphanage and spent the final year of World War II in the Buchenwald concentration camp. When the U.S. troops liberated the camp, Rosner emigrated to Sweden, where he resumed his education and met is future wife, Frieda, also a Holocaust survivor. They came to the United States in 1952. He speaks out about the Holocaust and dedicates himself as a voice for childhood friends who were lost in the Holocaust.

This service is open to people of all faiths and no faith, but is more appropriate for those over 10 years of age. The service will be followed by coffee and light refreshments.


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