YOM HASHOAH – Approximately 700 people, including 60 Holocaust survivors, attended the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust’s annual community Yom HaShoah Day of Holocaust Commemoration on Sunday, April 15. The event focused on resistance during the Holocaust and marked the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Hon. Nancy H. Rubin, Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, gave the keynote address. A standing room-only crowd listened to a pre-ceremony conversation with childhood friends and Holocaust survivors Alice Gerstel Weit and Simon Gronowski, who reunited for the first time in 76 years. Alice Gerstel Weit believed the entire Gronowski family had perished in the Holocaust until she learned last year that Simon Gronowski was alive and living in Belgium. Gronowski is a survivor of the 20th convoy, the only transport to Auschwitz stopped by a resistance group. Pictured, from left: Natan Gipsman, David Lenga, Henry Slucki, Dana Schwartz, Paula Lebovics, Joshua Kaufman and Alexandra Kaufman.
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