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Yom HaShaoh observance in Savannah

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

All around the world, people are observing Holocaust Remembrance Day, including right here in Savannah.

At the Jewish Educational Alliance, the names of children who lost their lives in the Holocaust are being read aloud every fifteen minutes.

It's estimated that six million Jewish people were systematically murdered from 1941 to 1945 by the Nazi regime.

"And you imagine, and you wonder what they would have become. What kind of contribution they would have made to the world. What kind of people they might have had a chance to be. And what we are reading is only the names of the children. The children,” said Savannah Jewish Federation President Sherry Dolgoff.

There will be a ceremony Thursday at 7 p.m., with a Holocaust survivor giving the keynote speech.

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