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Yom HaShoah event overflowing in Solivita

On Sunday night, Shalom Club held its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day event as planned. When I took over chairing this event around four years ago, we had 25 people in attendance. Tonight, there were between 130 and 150 people in a room meant to be at capacity at 108. Fortunately, it was a first-story room, and several stood outside the doors as we had too many for the fire code. Lou Ziemba's story was read by his wife Beth Landa.

Two musicians provided musical interludes. Julia Wood sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "You'll Never Walk Alone." Dave Jorio accompanied Wood and then played t...


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