Focus on Faith: Holocaust Remembrance

The Holocaust is one of the darkest points in the world’s history and yet it is imperative that we remember its horrors and recount its stories of struggle.

Birgit Metzger was on 16 Sunday Morning to share her story; she was sent away to live with relatives in Sweden when she was just seven-years-old after her father was forced to a concentration camp.

Birgit didn’t know for two years if she would ever see her parents again, but she is one of the few lucky ones – her family survived. Birgit shares stories of growing up in Nazi-occupied Europe and the hatred and horror she endured.

On Tuesday, the community will come together for Yom Hashoah, or the Holocaust Remembrance, where the names of all the people who died in the Holocaust are read aloud.

The program is called “Unto Every Person There is a Name,” and it is this Tuesday, April 21 at the St. Joseph County Courthouse. It starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. A holocaust survivor will also be on hand to share his story from noon until 1:00pm.

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