On Sunday May 1, Holocaust Remembrance Day, I was the keynote speaker at the State of New Jersey Annual Yom Hashoah Observance Ceremony, which was sponsored in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County. The theme of the ceremony, titled “Commemoration of Holocaust & Heroism”, was rescue during the Holocaust. I spoke about the rescue of Jews during the Holocaust by non-Jews with a focus on rescue in Poland.
It is imperative that each year, when we remember those who perished during the Holocaust, we also remember those few who risked their lives to save others. Part of never forgetting the Holocaust is keeping alive the legacy of these individuals whose inner compasses led them to selflessly save another human being.