Names of Holocaust victims to be read aloud

The names of Holocaust victims will be read out loud in the Czech Republic on Thursday, a Jewish holiday commemorating the start of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising of 1943.

The memorial act is organized by the Terezín Initiative, an association of former Czech Jewish inmates of the Nazi ghettos and concentration camps at Terezín (Theresienstadt) and Łódź, and their descendants.

The reading of the names in the Czech Republic has been held since 2006. After 2010, the names of Romani victims began to be read alongside those murdered because of their Jewish origin. Due to the pandemic, the event will take place online, from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Author: Brian Kenety