CARMEL, Ind. - On Sunday, members of Carmel's Congregation Shaarey Tefilla gathered for a Holocaust Memorial Service.
Those in attendance ranged from children giving testimony on the deaths of grandparents, to elderly survivors who remember everything.
Now 88 years old, Alex Star lost 200 family members in the Holocaust.
"What could my 9-year-old sister do to anybody? And my 80-year-old grandparents?" she said.
At 14, Meyer Bronicki, now 90, escaped from the Nazi labor camps where he lost his brother and father.
"I got up in the morning and I could see the whole camp surrounded by Nazis, and they came to kill us," Bronicki said.
The memorial service came on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, designated to honor the 6 million Jews murdered during WWII by Nazi Germany under the direction of Adolph Hitler.
"We ask that you give us the strength to fight against evil in the world and to ensure that 'Never Again' is no mere slogan, but words that guide our lives," said Rabbi Benjamin Sendrow in a prayer at the service.
Jewish leaders are using the remembrance to call on Jews and all people around the world to fight anti-Semitism.
"Hatred exists. Anti-semitism, racism exists," said Holocaust survivor Isaiah Kuperstein. "These are forces that we have to be constantly vigilant about and try to stamp out whenever possible."
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