On Wednesday night May 4, at 7 p.m., the Greensboro Jewish community will gather at Temple Emanuel to observe Yom HaShoah v'HaGevurah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
This year's commemoration takes place just over 80 years since the implementation of the infamous Nuremberg Laws and 70 years after Nazi war criminals faced judgment during the Nuremberg Trials.
Our annual service will begin with music and the lighting of 6 candles in memory of the 6 million of our brothers and sisters murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. These candles will be lit by representatives of Greensboro's congregations, organizations, and youth groups. A 7th candle will be lit by Ambassador Aldona Wos, whose father saved Jewish people at the risk of his own life during the Holocaust. For these efforts, he was recognized as one of the Righteous Among the Nations by Yad VaShem in Jerusalem. Ambassador Wos’ father is also considered a Polish hero for his role in fighting against the Nazis during World War II.
In addition to prayers and music, this year's program will focus on the March of the Living and will feature recollections by past trip participants as well as remarks by Rabbi Fred Guttman.