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2016 VA Yom Ha'Shoah

Over 500 dignitaries, elected officials, survivors, educators clergy and youth attended the 2016 Northern Virginia Holocaust Observance. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Peter Black provided insights on our theme: "Seeking Truth & Justice - 70 Years After Nuremberg, " Our keynote speaker, Peter Black, PhD, provided insights from his career with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Special Investigations (OSI) that was charged with finding and prosecuting Nazi war criminals. He was joined by Holocaust survivor Irene Weiss who spoke about her experience testifying in two Nazi war crime trials this past year. In addition to the keynote address, the commemoration included "Justice Dispensed, Justice Denied," a teen educational program with mock trials applying the lessons from Nuremberg; art and artifacts exhibits relating to our theme; and B'nai B'rith's "Unto Every Person There Is A Name" reading of those who were murdered in the Holocaust. The evening culminated in the commemoration, featuring readings with over two dozen interfaith partners; performances by the JCCNV's j.Dance and the community choir led by Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey.


The 2016 Northern Virginia Holocaust Observance
The 2016 Northern Virginia Holocaust Observance

Reflecting Upon Truth & Justice
Reflecting Upon Truth & Justice

Standing Strong
Standing Strong

In our Allegiance to America
In our Allegiance to America

Recited with the Youth Choir
Recited with the Youth Choir

The Shofar Sounds
The Shofar Sounds

Opening Thoughts
Opening Thoughts

Welcoming Elected Officials
Welcoming Elected Officials

A Welcome from JCCNV
A Welcome from JCCNV

The Candles of Remembrance
The Candles of Remembrance

Lighting The First Candle
Lighting The First Candle

And the Second Candle
And the Second Candle

The Final Candle of the Survivors
The Final  Candle of the Survivors

The Fifth Candle and the Children of Survivors
The Fifth Candle and the Children of Survivors

A Candle for the Grandchildren
A Candle for the Grandchildren

The Sixth Candle of Hope
The Sixth Candle of Hope

Youth in the Community Choir
Youth in the Community Choir

Through and Through
Through and Through

An Original Dance Piece
An Original Dance Piece

With inter-generational dancers
With inter-generational dancers

Created for Yom Ha'Shoah
Created for Yom Ha'Shoah

In Song and Solidarity
In Song and Solidarity

And in Harmony
And in Harmony

Oseh Shalom - Grant Us Peace
Oseh Shalom - Grant Us Peace

And the Voices of our Youth
And the Voices of our Youth

Describing Nuremberg
Describing Nuremberg

And the Birth of International Law
And the Birth of International Law

The Gavel Descends
The Gavel Descends

The Holocaust Mourners Kaddish
The Holocaust Mourners Kaddish

Singing Kaddish Shalom
Singing Kaddish Shalom

Dignitaries in Attendance
Dignitaries in Attendance

In the Audience
In the Audience

Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs

Representatives from the Muslim Community
Representatives from the Muslim Community

A View From the Room
A View From the Room

Questions About Reconciliation
Questions About Reconciliation

And The Jewish Soul in a Post-Holocaust World
And The Jewish Soul in a Post-Holocaust World

Blind to Injustice
Blind to Injustice

Renewing Our Commitment
Renewing Our Commitment

Concluding Remarks
Concluding Remarks

Ha'Tikvah
Ha'Tikvah

The Six Candles
The Six Candles

Before the Commemoration
Before the Commemoration

Learning and Sharing
Learning and Sharing

Speaking from the Heart
Speaking from the Heart

Music in the Teen Program
Music in the Teen Program

A View From the Teen Room
A View From the Teen Room

Absorbed in Discussions
Absorbed in Discussions

Unto Every Person There Is A Name
Unto Every Person There Is A Name

Senator Peterson's Reading of Names
Senator Peterson's Reading of Names

With Supervisor Foust
With Supervisor Foust

And Delegate Filler-Corn
And Delegate Filler-Corn

Katie Cristol Remembers
Katie Cristol Remembers

Our Interfaith Partners Stand Up
Our Interfaith Partners Stand Up

The Seminar with Irene Weiss
The Seminar with Irene Weiss

And Keynote Speaker Peter Black
And Keynote Speaker Peter Black

Questions
Questions

and Comments
and Comments

Professional Art Displays
Professional Art Displays

Art and Artifacts
Art and Artifacts

On View In the Lobby
On View In the Lobby

The Lost Communities
The Lost Communities

On View
On View

Ninetta Sarah Feldman from Greece
Ninetta Sarah Feldman from Greece

Volunteers Helping Out
Volunteers Helping Out

With The Program
With The Program

Careful Monitoring
Careful Monitoring

And Technical Staff on Hand
And Technical Staff on Hand

We Will Never Forget
We Will Never Forget

To Remember and Rededicate Ourselves to the Holocaust's Lessons
To Remember and Rededicate Ourselves to the Holocaust's Lessons


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