TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Members of the Jewish and community and Kansas Legislature took time to remember the Holocaust.
The Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy Choir out of Overland Park opened Kansas Holocaust Commemoration Service at the Kansas Historical Museum.
A member of the governor's team presented a proclamation declaring April 27th through May 4th as,"Days of Remembrance in Kansas."
The commemoration service focused on events in Holocaust history that raised questions about the world's response to the persecution of Jews in the 1930's and the recent violence at our doorstep.
"Two weeks ago we had a man right here in Kansas try to shoot Jews, try to kill them. So you can just see that hatred is alive today against Jews and against others, so we have to speak out and we have to really think about our own hearts as well and be careful," Rabbi Debbie Stiel, Temple Beth Sholom.
A third of the world's Jewish people, some six million, perished during the Holocaust.