San Antonio community observes Holocaust Remembrance Day

Day honors 6 million that died, along with those that also survived

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Jewish community gathered Monday night to mark Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day that honors six million jews who perished in the Holocaust, along with those that also survived.

On Tuesday, Jews around the world began observing Yom HaShoah.

“It is our opportunity to join together to remember the more than six million jews that died during the holocaust as well as others, including those that survived and liberators that helped rescue those impacted by the Holocaust,” Leslie Davis Met, the director of the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio said.

Davis Met sees the day as an opportunity to both educate the community and invite them to the museum.

“Throughout the year we will have special programming to educate more on the history of the Holocaust. We really focus now on the lessons that we’ve learned from the Holocaust. How can we carry those forward, not only in remembering Jewish hatred, and antisemitism, and combating that in our communities, but also all forms of hate and prejudice and bigotry,” Davis Met said.

The Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio is located at the corner off Wurzbach Parkway and Northwest Military Highway. It’s free and open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It’s also open the first and third Sunday afternoon of every month.

About the Authors

Tiffany Huertas is a reporter for KSAT 12 known for her in-depth storytelling and her involvement with the community.

Sal Salazar is a photojournalist at KSAT 12. Before coming to KSAT in 1998, he worked at the Fox affiliate in San Antonio. Sal started off his career back in 1995 for the ABC Affiliate in Lubbock and has covered many high-profile news events since. In his free time, he enjoys spending time at home, gaming and loves traveling with his wife.

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