Holocaust survivors gather for service
Samuel Cahnman of Springfield (left) speaks with "Schindler's List" survivor Margot Schlesinger following the Yom HaShoah Holocaust Memorial Service in Skokie Sunday. | Shauna Bittle~for Sun-Times Media
Updated: November 24, 2011 3:34AM
On Sunday, the 66th annual collective Holocaust Memorial Observance was held at Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Syna. The event was sponsored by She’erit HaPleitah of Metropolitan Chicago, the umbrella organization for Chicago-area Holocaust survivor groups, and is considered the largest gathering of Holocaust survivors in the Midwest and one of the largest in the United States. The event was co-sponsored by the Jewish United Fund.