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U.S. Holocaust museum presenting roll call of victims

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May 2, 2011 | 3:04 pm

Holocaust survivors and members of the public are reading the names of Holocaust victims at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

The reading at the museum’s Hall of Remembrance began Sunday and will last through May 8.

During the Days of Remembrance, May 1-8, the museum is commemorating the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust, as well as the millions of other victims of Nazi persecution, with observances in Washington and throughout the United States.

In recognition of the 65th anniversary of the verdicts at the first Nuremberg trial and the 50th anniversary of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, the museum chose “Justice and Accountability in the Face of Genocide: What Have We Learned?” as its theme for 2011.

On Monday, Holocaust Memorial Day, some 7,000 Auschwitz survivors, Jewish youth from around the world and 2,000 Polish youth marched between the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps in the 20th annual March of the Living.

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