Following the Jom Hasjoa memorial in Israel, the 6 million Jews who were murdered during World War II will be commemorated. This will take place in the Kloosterkerk, Lange Voorhout 4 in The Hague at 4pm, will have ‘Holding on to the tree of life’ as a theme.
Hein Griffioen will tell a personal story about his grandparents, who received a Yad Vashem-award. This honorific is presented by Israel to people who helped Jews during the war. The annual chronicle will be read by Corien Glaudemans, scientific advisor at the municipal archives of The Hague. Musical accompaniment will be provided by chazzan Ken Gould and the ensemble Eloquentia. Students from various schools will also contribute to the gathering. An English translation of the memorial will be available at the entrance. Afterwards there will be flowers laid at the Jewish Children’s Memorial at the Rabbijn Maarsenplein.
Lest we forget the impact of the Second World War on The Hague, and the suffering endured by the country’s Jewish neighbors, the Community of Churches of The Hague wish to commemorate together with citizens.
Entrance is free, registration not necessary. More information and a contact form can be found HERE