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New Bedford Holds Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

Religious leaders, public officials and residents came together Sunday night to remember the more than six million victims of the Holocaust. This year’s ceremony, however, also honored the willingness of the Philippines to take in escaped European Jews at a time when many countries were shutting their doors to refugees from Nazi Germany. Organizer Cynthia Yoken said she discovered the Philippines’ Holocaust connection on a recent trip to Rochester, New York …

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Six million Jews perished during the Holocaust. The Nazis also targeted other groups such as the mentally disabled and homosexuals.

Matt Camara | TSM

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