Yom HaShoah program and service in Scotch Plains

Yom HaShoah program and service in Scotch Plains

Gabriella Major, a Holocaust survivor from Hungary, will tell her family’s story at Temple Sholom in Scotch Plains’ annual Service of Remembrance and Hope, on Sunday, May 5, at 7 p.m. Cantor Darcie Sharlein will lead a special Yom HaShoah service.

Gabriella was 2 years old when she, her mother, and her grandfather were deported by cattle car to the Strasshof concentration camp near Vienna. After liberation by the Russian army, they were reunited with Gabriella’s father and lived in Hungary until 1956, when the Hungarian revolt against Russian occupation took place. They immigrated to the United States in 1957 and settled in New York City.

Ms. Major is an active member of the Speakers Bureau of the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. She was on an Eyewitness News (WABC) feature story on Holocaust remembrance in January. The program will also be on Zoom. For information, call (908) 889-4900 or go to www.sholomnj.org.

read more: