22 Nov 2019

Remembering horrors of Holocaust

The Southern Cross  |  November 22 2019

Remembering horrors of Holocaust

Heartbreaking stories of families torn apart and the millions of people killed during the Holocaust provided a sombre backdrop to the annual Remembrance of the Shoah service held on November 7.

As the wind howled outside, Christians and Jews of Adelaide stood side by side in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral listening to recounts of the atrocities that occurred at death camps such as Auschwitz during World War II.

The gathering also served to remember the anniversary of Kristallnacht – or ‘night of broken glass’ – which was a turning point in the Nazi’s persecution of Jews as Germans rioted across the country on November 9 1938, targeting Jewish homes and businesses.

The Holocaust, or Shoah, saw the systematic murder of six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945.

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