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Retired U.S. Navy Chaplain (Capt.) Irving Elson, director of the Jewish Chaplains Council and head of the Armed Forces and Veterans Services Committee of the Jewish Welfare Board, lights a candle in a ceremony to remember those that perished during the Holocaust. The ceremony was part of the Department of the Air Force’s Holocaust Days of Remembrance event held in the Pentagon Auditorium, Arlington, Va., April 19, 2022. The lighting ceremony traditionally involves six candles, each to represent 1,000,000 Jewish people who were killed in the Holocaust, together representing the total 6,000,000 lost, and in this event with a theme of “Past Reflections for an Inclusive Future,” a seventh candle was added to represent all those lost in the Holocaust and in all atrocities committed against people around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christine D. Millette)
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