LOS ANGELES (Apr. 24)
Temple Beth Am dedicated today its Memorial Wall to the Martyred Six Million Jews in impressive ceremonies attended by local and national leaders.
The ceremonies also marked the opening of a 30-day exhibit at the synagogue of documentation and archives material containing exhibits of the chief episodes of the Nazi terror and of photographs, documents and relics depicting the heroic resistance of the trapped and doomed Jews.
The spirit of the occasion was sounded by Nathan Shapell, a former concentration camp inmate who is president of Temple Beth Am. He said that the Memorial Wall and the Exhibit “should serve as a reminder to the public at large, both Jewish and non-Jewish, of the tragic consequences of bigotry, religious and racial hatred and ruthless dictatorship, so that such events should not happen again.”