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Yom Hashoah events listed

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Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:30 am

The annual Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, will be commemorated across Queens on Sunday.

The film, “The Devil’s Arithmetic,” will be shown at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary of the Briarwood Jewish Center at 139-06 86 Ave.

The program will also include songs, prayers and a candlelighting ceremony in memory of the six million Jews who died.

Rockwood Park Jewish Center, 156-45 84 St., Howard Beach, will hold a Holocaust memorial service at 5:30 p.m.

Susan Rostan, author of “Digging: Lifting the Memorable from Within the Unthinkable,” will speak and sign her book at a joint remembrance program at 7:30 p.m. at Young Israel of New Hyde Park at 265-15 77 Ave.

The annual Holocaust memorial service at the Howard Beach Judea Center, 162-05 90 St., will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Yom Hashoah is a way for people to remember the atrocities of World War II and to hear testimony from those who survived it. With fewer and fewer survivors still alive, the focus is on the world never forgetting what took place.

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