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Yom HoShoah Service and Victim Name Reading
May 1 @ 7:00 pm - May 2 @ 8:00 pm
Memorial service welcoming Holocaust survivor Ronnie Reutlinger Breslow followed by a reading of Holocaust victims names for 24 hours.
Following our memorial service and speaker, we will begin reading names of Holocaust victims until 7:30 p.m. on May 2, ending with a memorial prayer.
There are 15-minute time slots from 9 p.m. until 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., with 30-minute time slots from 12-5 a.m. Name reading will be live streamed for the full 24 hours. Sign up for a time slot by going to: goo.gl/h5dwYd. Contact the temple office with questions.
Breslow, formerly known as Renate Reutlinger, was born in Kircheim, Germany. In 1939, her father left for Cuba, as men were most in danger at the time (they only had a single ticket). Breslow and her mother boarded the next ship called the St. Louis on May 13, 1939 and sailed with 936 other Jews for Cuba. For safekeeping, Ronnie brought her stamp collection. Cuba refused to allow the St. Louis to dock which forced the ship to stay adrift at sea for weeks. Eventually, they wound up in Holland and put in a detention camp called Rotterdam West. To gain passage for both of them to the United States, Breslow’s mother gave the camp commander, an avid stamp collector, the stamp collection. All others who stayed were transported to a transit camp and died. The stamp collection saved their lives.