4/27/2014 6:12 PM
by Mike Bundt
A local university is honoring lives lost and remembering a horrific time in world history.
UC-Beckley hosted a Yom Hashoah event at Carter Hall this afternoon to remember the holocaust. The day commemorates the six million Jews who lost their lives during the holocaust. It also marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943. Rabbi Scott Gellman says that it's crucial for people to remember the horrific events of the past.
"It's incredibly important to remember not only what what has happened to the Jewish people and all of those that were persecuted by the Natzi's but also those who put their lives on the line and to save those who were being persecuted because there is still evil in this world.>
the theme of this year's remembrance was "the righteous among the nations."