Somber music. Candles burning. heartfelt speeches. All were part of Sunday’s Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) ceremony at Miami Beach’s Holocaust Memorial.
Hundreds gathered to remember the six million Jews who perished under the Nazis. The ceremony came ahead of Yom Hashoah, the Israeli name of the commemoration.
Guests were encouraged to come early or stay late to tour the memorial — which includes a bronze and stone sculpture of an outstretched hand with people clinging to it and a wall of names and historical photos — by using a new app. The app, available on the memorial’s website, was created as a way for the survivors’ stories to live on.