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Holocaust Survivors to Speak at Burroughs

Four Holocaust survivors will visit Burroughs High School in person to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day, also known as Yom HaShoah, on Tuesday, April 30.

The guests will speak to the school during the first six periods of the day.

From April 19 to May 16, 1943, residents of the Jewish ghetto in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, Poland, staged an armed revolt against deportations to extermination camps. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was the most significant act of Jewish resistance to the Nazis and the Holocaust.

This uprising inspired numerous other revolts in extermination camps and ghettos throughout Nazi-occupied Europe.

The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom HaShoah. In the United States, Days of Remembrance runs from the Sunday before Yom HaShoah through the following Sunday.

This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day is May 6, the 81st anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The Days of Remembrance dates are May 5-12.

Burroughs High School is located at 1920 W. Clark Ave. in Burbank.

First published in the April 20 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

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