Alabama Marking Holocaust Remembrance with Events in Montgomery, Birmingham


Portraits and documents of Jewish victims of the Holocaust are displayed in Hall of Names, at Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, Jerusalem, Israel. (AP photo)

Alabama will remember the Holocaust, the systematic slaughter of Jews and other people by Nazis, with events planned for this week in Montgomery and Birmingham.

The Alabama Holocaust Commission is sponsoring an annual gathering of remembrance on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery. Inge Auerbacher, Holocaust survivor, will be the keynote speaker.

A commemoration will also be held on Thursday at Temple Beth-El in Birmingham.

About 6 million people were killed by the Nazis in the early 1940s during World War II. The state Holocaust commission holds events each year to remember the victims.

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