Yom Hashoah, which falls on the 27th of the Jewish month of Nissan the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, is Israel's day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews and five million others who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by the Nazis.
The Talmud says: As long as someone’s name is remembered, his name will live on forever. This evening I am lighting a candle in blessed memory of Betje Cohen who perished at Sobibor extermination camp aged 41 …. for being Jewish
While remembering the Holocaust, I am aware of acts of oppression and atrocities still being carried out against ethnic groups today.