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Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz spent this past Sunday with kids from across the community who wrote essays and poetry, did performances and created art to recognize the lessons of the Holocaust. The ceremony, held at Kingsborough Community College’s Marine Academic Center, is the culmination of the pol’s annual contest, attracting hundreds of students from public and…

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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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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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Approximately 100 community leaders, clergy, neighbors and Holocaust survivors gathered on Sunday, April 14, for the Annual Holocaust Commemoration Program held at the Kings Bay YM-YWHA, located at 3495 Nostrand Avenue. The annual event, which organizers describe as “solemn yet uplifting,” honors the memory of the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust and to rally around…

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Approximately 200 people gathered together at the Holocaust Memorial Park on Emmons Avenue and Shore Boulevard in honor of the 27th Annual Holocaust Memorial Gathering this past Sunday, honoring and preserving the memories of those who perished in the Holocaust. The audience was filled with people of all ages. There were leaders and members of…

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Hundreds of community leaders, elected officials, clergy and community members will gather on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. for the Annual Holocaust Commemoration Program to be held at the Kings Bay Y located at 3495 Nostrand Avenue (between Avenue U and Avenue V). The Jewish Community Council of Kings Bay and the Kings Bay Y will hold…

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Hundreds of children packed the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center (60 West End Avenue) on Sunday, gathering with parents, teachers and community leaders for Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz’s 12th annual Holocaust Memorial Essay, Poetry, Performance and Art Contest. Greeted at the entrance by a dazzling display of student-created dioramas of scenes from concentration camps, and paired with a…

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More than 200 members of Southern Brooklyn’s Russian Jewish community converged upon Holocaust Memorial Park this past weekend to participate in a somber ceremony of remembrance, marking 70 years since the beginning of the mass killings of Jews in the former Soviet Union by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II.

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