This morning Rothberg International school held its own ceremony to remember those lost. Students from the school had volunteered to participate. The ceremony was only thirty minutes long but it was very moving. At intervals during the ceremony six candles were lit I think to symbolize the six million jews who died.
Students read poetry and selections from memoirs of survivors. Several students sang in Hebrew the school provided a program with the translations. It was truly an international ceremony students read their selections in English, Spanish, French, German and Hebrew.
One of Israel's heroines that I have learned about during my studies in Modern Hebrew was Hannah Senesh. I invite you all to learn more about her here. She is also known for her poetry. Some of her poems have been set to music. My favorite is Walk to Caesarea the lyrics to this song can be found at the above link. I don't want to post them for fear of copyright laws. I really like this song so I found a link you can listen to it here
I'm writing this during a break between classes at school. I wanted to get this post up on the actual day of the memorial.