In a historic ceremony in the Kurdistan capital Erbil, Kurds with Jewish roots together with Kurdish officials and foreign dignitaries remembered for the first time in the Kurdistan Region the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust.
The first Jewish Remembrance Day for Victims of the Holocaust in
Kurdistan was organised by the Jewish representative in the Kurdistan
Ministry of Religion, Sherzad Mamsani, who also led the ceremony.
The event ended with the lighting of six candles, one for every million
Jews killed by the Nazi regime in the 30s and 40s of the last century. A
minute of silence was also observed.
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