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The eternal light at the center of Holocaust Memorial Park was extinguished during Superstorm Sandy. Now, 17 months later, the light is shining again. News came from the offices of Councilman Chaim Deutsch, who said the councilman worked with the Parks Department to repair the facilities there. “Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel once said, ‘To forget…

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Local survivors of the Nazi atrocities during World War II braved frigid weather to gather with family and friends and commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day yesterday. Organized by the Be Proud Foundation, about 35 Southern Brooklyn members of the Russian-American Jewish community came together for prayer and remembrance on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau…

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Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz and Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey brought together more than 80 students and their parents from Manhattan Beach’s Mazel Day School for a cleanup of Holocaust Memorial Park. Aside from tidying up the place, the event was held to commemorate the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, which left Mazel’s former Brighton Beach…

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Long-shot mayoral candidate Erick Salgado is entering the fray over Sheepshead Bay’s Holocaust Memorial Park, blasting the Parks Department for allowing the addition of stones memorializing non-Jewish victims. A press release issued last week to Russian and Jewish news outlets but obtained by Sheepshead Bites quotes Salgado calling the installation of five new stones for…

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A group of activists unveiled five new stones memorializing non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust at Sheepshead Bay’s Holocaust Memorial Park this weekend, capping off nearly two decades of fighting for the right against a local committee opposed to the installation. The stones, dispersed throughout the public park, remember the persecution of homosexual victims, Jehovah’s Witnesses,…

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The Cleaning Sheepshead Facebook group would like to invite you to come help clean up our neighborhood tomorrow. They write: We are assembling Saturday 11/3/12 at 10:30am at the Holocaust memorial on the corner of Emmon’s Avenue and West End Avenue! We will walk together street by street and offer assistance to everyone that may need it!…

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