1995 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Camps

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The Valley Beth Shalom Men’s Club ran a Friday night service in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the camps by the Allies. It featured a candle for each of six categories – those who perished, survivors, resisters, liberators, and our future (represented by grandchildren of survivors). Each candle had a speaker – mostly eye witnesses. The talks were linked with the Sabbath prayers by commentaries and songs.  The service attracted about 600 people, which was triple the usual attendance.