This year, too, on Holocaust Memorial Day, April 19, 2012,soldiers and commanders from the IDF Training Base 8
participated in the memorial ceremony at Beit Terezin. Students from the ORT Kuftan School in Dahliat El Carmel, among them was also a class of students enlisted in the Air Force,in their uniforms.
The ceremony stressed the transmittance of the story to coming generations. Those lighting the memorial
torches were chosen for their contribution, spreading the Holocaust story and teaching its lessons; striving
towards a tolerant society, able to accept the other and dealing with people in a humane way.
Among the torch-lighters were Mr. Nathan Steiner, chairman of the Association of former Czechoslovaks, Mr. Gershon Shefa whose father Pinda was among the initiators of Beit Terezin, Ms. Malka Olenik whose family donated the renovation of Beit Terezin’s courtyard and who will, next year, help to bring students from Netanya, lieutenant colonel Yariv Niv, previous commander of Training Base 8 – one of the initiators of the connection between Training Base 8 and Beit Terezin, Mr. Rushdi Hasson, director of the ORT Kuftan school who now brought his students to Beit Terezin for the second time, and the sisters Miriam Prager and Ruth Elkabetz who published this year the diary of their grandmother’s sister Kamilla Hirsch.
During the ceremony a member of the second generation, Danny Sheck spoke on today’s relationship toward the Holocaust and related the story of the Documentation Action of his parents, Zeev and Alisa Sheck, in the ghetto. The singer and actress Einat Azulai accompanied the ceremony with her pleasant voice and brought parts from Alisa Scheck’s diary, written before the ghetto’s liberation.
We got to know Einat last year at the seminar “Music, History and Remembrance” at the Cabaret performance
and we continue to work with her. At the conclusion of the ceremony at the Vienna Hall the participants were divided into discussion groups that dealt with the question of the relationship toward the Holocaust in the 21st