Philadelphia was one of the first American cities to both conduct a public ceremony and erect a monument in memory of the six million Jews who perished in the Shoah. And on April 27, nearly 1,000 people from across the Philadelphia region gathered to remember and say in one collective voice: “Never Forget. Never Again.”
The event, which was moved from the Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza to Congregation Rodeph Shalom due to the weather, honored the Holocaust survivors living in our community and shared stories of those who perished and those who survived with children and their families. Speakers and guests also gathered to mourn the tragic loss of life at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in California.