Remember! Never forget!
are the ones I will remember with tears. The glory of our congregation
was destroyed. Twenty-five thousand holy souls of my loved ones.
They lived in our city, they were persecuted, they were confined
in the ghetto under the command of the fascist Hungarian government.
The old, the women, the young children. In May 1944, after weeks
of tortures and horrible torments, they were deported to Germany,
to the extermination camps, Auschwitz-Birkenau. They were murdered
in the gas chambers, burned in the ovens, and died of disease,
hunger and cruel deaths together with the 6 million European
Jews lost in sanctifying God's name. After the fall of Hitler,
may his name be erased, only ten per cent of them returned.
We will never forget
our holy ones!
May their memory be holy!
from the Hebrew inscription