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The April 8 interfaith ceremony will be live-streamed, starting at 7 p.m., from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 353 Main St, Ridgefield, Conn.
This service will be aired live over YouTube and Facebook. The links to the April 8 service are at ststephensridgefield.org/live-streaming-from-st-stephens/
and on their calendar under Ha’Shoa at ststephensridgefield.org/events.
Yom HaShoah (Hebrew for “Remembrance Day for the Holocaust and Heroism”) pays homage, with a memorial candle lighting, to the 11 million people of various faiths who were killed under the Nazi regime. The solemn commemoration takes place all over the world. Since 1951, it has been observed in Israel as a national holiday.
The Rev. Whitney Altopp, of the Ridgefield Clergy Association, said, “In addition to the 6 million Jews who were killed, there were 5 million other victims, largely people of conscience — people who recognized the wrongness of the Nazi regime, and knew that they couldn’t stay silent. We want to honor them all.”