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Community marks Yom Hashoah

The Wellington Jewish community marked Yom Hashoah at an event held at Temple Sinai last week, this year coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen Belsen by the British 11th Armoured Division on 15 April 1945.


The event was attended by members of the local community and representatives of the British, American, and Israeli governments.

After community representatives lit six candles, symbolising the six million Jewish victims of the Shoah, the gathering heard addresses from Holocaust Centre Director Inge Woolf QSO and Israeli Deputy Chief of Mission Avital Mimran-Rosenberg. We reproduce their addresses below.

Address from Inge Woolf QSO

Inge Woolf QSO is a survivor and Director of the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand.

I was a child of 11 when Auschwitz was liberated. My mother took me to see the news films, but she covered my eyes to shield me from the horrors that were revealed.

She also shielded me from th