Holocaust Memorial Day

This was commemorated in Cornwall in several ways.

Two members of our community visited St Ives Comprehensive School. About 150 pupils met Pat L. and Leisl M.

Leisl is one of those adults who came over to Britain as a child in the Kinder Transport. She was able to tell the children about her experiences and answered the many questions they asked. The teacher in charge said the whole experience was incredibly valuable and she praised the courage of Leisl.

Leisl was later interviewed by Radio Cornwall.

Our Chairman was also interviewed by Pirate FM news reporter Sue Smith.

The RE Advisor for Cornwall, our Own David Hampshire, organised a ceremony at County Hall which was attended by leaders of the Cornwall County Council. He and Harvey read several appropriate and moving passages. Six candles were lit.

Later in the evening there was a private ceremony for members of Kehillat Kernow at Milton and Gloria’s house. The service included readings from the RSGB Siddur and a final Kaddish. A Yharzeit candle was lit. After the service we had a discussion.