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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Kurt Messerschmidt, a cantor, reflects on the observance of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, in the Theresienstadt ghetto, Czechoslovakia, in 1944. He describes the significance of the concluding service of Yom Kippur, the Neilah service (closing of the gates) followed by the long sounding of the shofar (ram’s horn).
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Ruth talks about the decision to fast on Yom Kippur—also known as the Day of Atonement—in Auschwitz II-Birkenau as a form of resistance. Gender: FemaleDOB: 1928City of birth: CuheaCountry of birth: RomaniaGhettos: Dragomiresti (Romania)Went into hiding: NoOther experiences: Concentration camps: Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland), Bergen-Belsen Germany); Displaced persons camps  
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish SurvivorRita describes the clandestine celebration of Kol Nidrei services on Yom Kippur in the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp. She remembers it to this day, especially during Kol Nidrei services on Yom Kippur. 
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Mr. Einhorn remembers the observance of Yom Kippur- also known as the day of atonement-at the Schwientochlowitz Concentration Camp. He explains how the candles were made and of the use of potatoes as candle holders. He recites the Jewish prayers chanted quietly and so emotionally by the prisoners in the camp. He believes that even G-d was crying with them.