The annual day of rememberance to remember Jewish victims of the Holocaust during World War II is called Yom HaShoah. It falls on 27 Nisan on the Jewish calendar, which measures days from sunset to sunet. This year on the Christian calendar it began at sunset on April 8 and will end at sunset on April 9.
The following is the list of my family members I believe to have died in the Holocaust. All of them are from my Mekler/Nowicki family and lived in what was Grodna gubernia in the Russian Empire (now in Belarus). May their memory be for a blesisng.
Sore (Mekler) Dubiner
Pearl (Gorfinkel) Goldsztern
Peshe (Mekler) Golubchik
Mirka (Nowicki) Krimelewicz
Maishe Elie Szocherman
Raizl (Perlmutter) Szocherman
The Golubchik family: parents Yechail (third from left) and Peshe (second from right);
sons Lazar and Pinchus and daughters Esther and Fagel