TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Candlelight and song filled the Kansas History Museum Monday to remember a dark chapter in world history.
The Kansas State Holocaust commission hosted the annual commemoration.
Jason Sickel of Louisburg High School led a chant of remembrance for victims of the holocaust, while Kansas poet laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg spoke about what the Holocaust teaches about caring enough to take action.
The service also featured readings and performances from students and seven candles were lit to remember the more than six million Jews killed during the Holocaust, more than a million of them children.
The Commission serves to assist in the organization of commemorations in memory of the victims of the Holocaust and to help Kansas strive to overcome prejudice and inhumanity through education about the Holocaust.