Last week, the world recognized the 70th anniversary of the liberation of survivors of the Nazi concentration camps.
Some survivors of those camps still reside in Western New York, and they will be joining their families at an observance this morning at Congregation Shir Shalom. One survivor, "Sophia," was separated from her family at the age of 12. After hiding for two years, she was captured and transported to a camp. Sophia says that the atrocities that were perpetrated against the prisoners in the camps can never be forgotten.
The ceremony begins at 10:30 and will feature survivors and the children of survivors lighting six candles, one candle for each of the six million Jews who lost their lives in the camps.
The event was organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo.