In Ybor ceremony, survivors solemnly remember Holocaust atrocities
By Rich Shopes, Times Staff Writer
Posted: Jan 27, 2013 09:40 PM
... One by one, with help from the dignitaries, the survivors slowly stood to light six white candles to symbolize the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust.
A group of four singers from the Bay Area Cantorial Association sang Jewish songs, including the poignant Ani Ma'amin (I Believe), which pious Jews sang on their way to the gas chambers.
Poet Richard Ilnicki recited his poem Never Again, recalling horrors Jews suffered under the Nazis. The group recited prayers for those who died as well as for survivors and their liberators.
"It's important for us to remember," said Rabbi Barbara Aiello, who attended with a group of survivors from Kobernick-Anchin, a retirement community in Sarasota. "It's important to keep these stories in front of our eyes. We need to keep these stories alive for a new generation." ...