Hudson Valley commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

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People around Hudson Valley united in White Plains Thursday to honor the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust.

The annual event was hosted by the Westchester Jewish Council and the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center.

The group gathered at the Garden of Remembrance on Martine Avenue to commemorate Yom Hashoah- or Holocaust Remembrance Day.  The day remembers more than 11 million victims of the Holocaust, including 6 million Jews.

Holocaust survivors shared their stories with dozens of county dignitaries, religious figures and children.

Organizers say the event is a very emotional but necessary way to educate others about that time in history so that it never repeats itself.

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