Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day 5775
IN THE Jerusalem Hills, there stands the single largest memorial to the Holocaust in the world known as Martyrs’ Forest, which is comprised of six million trees planted in memory of those six million Jews who perished.
A unique ceremony, the only one its kind held on Holocaust Remembrance Day in the capital, was scheduled to take place there this year to commemorate the heroism of Jews who rescued fellow Jews during the Holocaust.
JNF and the B’nai B’rith World Center have for the past 13 years held a joint ceremony dedicated to those Jewish rescuers. This year’s event, held at the “Scroll of Fire” Plaza on Thursday morning, April 16, was scheduled to pay tribute to Rabbi Moshe Shimon Pessach, an outstanding rabbinic and communal leader in Greece whose efforts saved the Jewish community of Volos, a coastal port city, from the German Nazis.