The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum held its annual Days of Remembrance Ceremony at the United States Capitol on April 29, 2019, the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp by the U.S. Army.
It was a moving ceremony. Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh was present and chanted El Maleh Rachamim, a Jewish prayer of remembrance, and the Mourner’s Kaddish. The Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill section was the victim of a brutal antisemitic mass shooting on October 27, 2018.
Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States spoke about the importance of Holocaust remembrance and the recent rise in antisemitism outside Israel. He provided some useful perspective.