1300 at Yom Hashoah

About 1300 people packed the Recital Hall at Angel Place to commemorate 70 years since the Holocaust and the Liberation from the Nazi camps.

A strong delegation of diplomats and politicians joined ethnic and faith leaders and members of the Jewish community at the moving ceremony. Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg MP, the keynote speaker. described his experience representing Australia at a ceremony at Auschwitz-Birkenau this year, where a number of his family members perished.

Hans Korten, the son of a Dutch couple who sheltered and saved the life of a young Jewish girl, was presented with a Righteous Among the Nations medal on behalf of his parents by Israeli Ambassador Shmuel Ben-Shmuel on behalf of Yad Vashem.

Organised by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, the ceremony also featured testimonies by survivors Flore Jaku, Ibi Wertheim and Eva Grinston.