"Observance of Religious Festivals and Beliefs during the War"
Three Survivors Address
On December 17th three Holocaust survivors spoke about the "Observance of Religious Festivals and Beliefs during the War". The evening was extremely moving as each of the three survivors: Mr. Ben Kamieniecki, Mr. Philip Maisel and Mr. Jacky Unikowski vividly relived their wartime experiences in relation to Judaism and the accompanying festivals. The speakers may have differed in their philosophical points of view but were united in the belief that there were lessons to be learned from the Holocaust. We wish to thank them for making themselves available and sharing some of their very personal thoughts. Some of the points covered included:
Mr. Ben Kamieniecki:
In 1939 a huge mass of Jews were not religiously observant.
Mr. Philip Maisel:
People needed something to believe in ie. religion.
Mr. Jacky Unikowski:
There was no organized observance, it was done on an individual basis.