CHICAGO (CBS) — Holocaust survivors and their family members gathered at a north suburban synagogue to remember the millions of victims killed in the Holocaust.
Dozens of people turned out for the 73rd annual collective Holocaust memorial observance service held in Skokie Sunday.READ MORE: RealTime Weather Alert: Wet and Windy Through Monday Morning, Flooding Possible
During the ceremony, survivors or their children and grandchildren lit candles to honor the six million victims.
Including the 1.5 million children who were murdered because they were Jewish.READ MORE: Man, Woman Shot In Vehicle On Kedzie Avenue In East Garfield Park, Go On To Crash In Humboldt Park With Child In Car
Organizers say people must continue to stand up to those who spread messages of hate and injustice.
“That we should not close our windows. We should fight for the rights, our rights, and the rights of other people,” said Henry Jelen.MORE NEWS: Riggs, Kenosha County Sheriff's K-9 Shot By Chicago Homicide Suspect, Is Released From Veterinary Hospital To Applause
Sunday’s gathering was the largest gathering of Holocaust survivors in the Midwest and one of the largest in the United States.