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Memorial Day for Nazi Victims Observed Throughout Israel; Cafes Closed

April 29, 1965
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All places of entertainment and cafes throughout Israel closed their doors tonight as observance began of the Memorial Day for the victims of the Nazi holocaust. Flags were lowered to half-mast and memorial candles were kindled. Assemblies were held in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and in a number of collective settlements.

One of the services was led by Chief Rabbi Isser Yehuda Unterman in Tel Aviv’s Great Synagogue. In Jerusalem, a Tal mud study session was held in memory of the 6,000,000 Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide by yeshiva students at the synagogue of the Yad Vashem, the Memorial Center for the Victims of Nazism.

The 20th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps was marked by a Remembrance Day Froclamation delivered over the Kol Israel radio network by A. L. Kubovy, chairman of the Yad Vashem.

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