It helps keep alive their memory and ensure they are never forgotten...
Louis Kirsch twinned his Bar Mitzvah, using the occasion to remember Jeno Breuer – who was born in Hungary in 1931 and perished in the Holocaust before he could turn 13.
During his Bar Mitzvah service, Louis told the congregation:
Jeno Breuer is particularly special for me as I have cousins here today from Israel: Adina and Erez Breuer. It is possible Jeno was related to them. Adina and Erez’s father my great uncle Avraham, was a holocaust survivor. He sadly lost family in the Holocaust – including his parents, brother and sister – as well as being deeply scarred, both mentally and physically, for the rest of his life by the trauma he suffered. My grandmother Judy’s family also greatly suffered in the Holocaust, and I would like to give consideration to all our families who have been affected by this human tragedy and pray that this will never be repeated