Candle lighting ceremony remembering holocaust victims

Posted at 12:33 PM, Apr 12, 2018

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz,  Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and members of the Greater Buffalo community coming together today, April 12th, to remember the victims of the holocaust.

Six candles were lit in memory of the six million Jews slaughtered by the Nazis.

Among those at today's ceremony, Steven J. Weiss, President of the Buffalo Jewish Federation; Grigory Shernevsky-- a Jewish Holocaust Survivor who was saved as an infant by a Polish Catholic woman;  Sara Ablove—a student at Kadimah Academy; and Cecile Gihozo, a 14 year old 8th grader from Rwanda. 

Today's event took place at the office of Erie County Executive Mark Polancarz on Frnklin Street in Downtown Buffalo.




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