Sunday, 25 May 2014

Holocaust Survivors Return to Romanian Town to Mark 70 Years Since the City's Jewish Community Was Deported to Auschwitz

FSWC Reports:


Holocaust survivors from the town of Sighet-Maramures in Romania arrived with their descendants last week to the Sephardic Synagogue in Sighet to mark 70th anniversary to the deportation of the city's Jewish community to Auschwitz.

It has been 70 years since the last time hundreds of Jews read from the Torah at the Sephardic synagogue in Sighet, and the day after that reading seven decades ago, the first train to Auschwitz left with 3,000 Jews on it. Within seven days four more such trains left the town, and the entire Jewish community had vanished. Today, one can count on a single hand the number of Jews left in Sighet. 


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