Connecticut’s 42nd Annual Holocaust Commemoration

Posted on May 5, 2024


It was a great honor – and a harrowing reminder – on Friday to attend Connecticut’s 42nd Annual Holocaust Commemoration. The ceremony included traditional Jewish cantors, chants, and prayers as well as emotional testimony from Endre Sarkany, who survived life in the Budapest ghetto as a young child. I also met Ben Cooper, a WWII veteran of the 45th Infantry – “The Liberators of Dachau.”

The commemoration challenged a growing tide of antisemitism around the globe, the nation, and here at home with messages of never forgetting, never repeating, and abandoning hate.

Thank you to all of the honored guests for your sacrifices and continuing your mission throughout your lives. We will truly never forget and never repeat.