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Army Reserve marks Holocaust Day of Remembrance

April 8, 2013 · Updated 1:01 PM
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MARYSVILLE — The 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command will observe the Holocaust Day of Remembrance during a presentation at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, in the Armed Forces Reserve Center at 13613 40th Ave. NE in Marysville.

Speaking that afternoon will be Leo Hymas, who was a 19-year-old infantryman in World War II and one of the U.S. soldiers who participated in the liberation of Buchenwald, a notorious Nazi concentration camp. The public is invited to attend.

The Holocaust Day of Remembrance, Yom Hashoah in Hebrew, will be on April 8 this year. According to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the internationally recognized date comes from the Hebrew calendar and corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on that calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising in 1943, when Jewish resistance fighters attacked German forces that had come to deport the ghetto’s residents to extermination and labor camps.

 

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