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Volunteers needed to read names of Holocaust victims

Mar. 31, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A reading of names in memory of Holocaust victims will take place Sunday, April 7 as part of a Holocaust Memorial Day and Remembrance Event at B'nai Sholom Congregation, 949 10th Ave.

At this time of the year, people all over the United States and all over the world, will have a ceremony to commemorate Holocaust victims by reading their names as part of the "Unto Every Person There is a Name" Program and Holocaust Remembrance Day.

This program is an effort to remember the victims and to restore some dignity to those who were stripped of their identities and robbed of their lives.

Volunteers are needed to read names. Volunteers need to offer about 15 minutes of time to read names of Holocaust victims that day. The reading will take place from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Closing ceremonies will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Lists of names will be provided, however, individuals who know the names of relatives or friends who died in the Holocaust are encouraged to read those.

For more information on the program or to volunteer and sign up to read names, call Martha Newby at B'nai Sholom Congregation at 304-522-2980 or Herman Glaser at 304-525-4582.