Misawa Airmen honor Holocaust victims

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Janaya Bryant, 35th Fighter Wing executive assistant to the command chief, prepares to read names of Holocaust victims during a ceremony in the base chapel at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 13, 2015. Volunteers read the names of victims over a span of six hours as a way to pay respect to those persecuted and massacred between 1933 and 1945 by the Nazi regime. (U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Janaya Bryant, 35th Fighter Wing executive assistant to the command chief, prepares to read names of Holocaust victims during a ceremony in the base chapel at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 13, 2015. Volunteers read the names of victims over a span of six hours as a way to pay respect to those persecuted and massacred between 1933 and 1945 by the Nazi regime. (U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter)

Misawa Airmen honor Holocaust victims

by: Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter | .
35th Fighter Wing PAO | .
published: April 17, 2015

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Misawa Airmen participated in a series of events held in support of Holocaust Remembrance week April 11-17. The Holocaust was the persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews and five million non-Jewish victims by the Nazi regime. The Nazis believed Germans were "racially superior" to the Jews, who were deemed an alien threat to the so-called German racial community. As a result of this discriminatory belief, Nazi Germany established about 20,000 camps to imprison its many millions of victims between 1933 and 1945. In order to show respect and to honor the victims of this tragedy, Holocaust Remembrance Day was established as the annual commemoration of the Holocaust in the U.S. The Week of Remembrance is held in conjunction with this annual memorial.

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