A somber Holocaust remembrance

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday January 31, 2024
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Photo: Rick Gerharter
Photo: Rick Gerharter

Members of Alexander Hamilton Post 448 of the American Legion gathered Saturday, January 27, in Pink Triangle Park in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro neighborhood to mark International Holocaust Day of Remembrance. The small park, located at the northwest corner of Market and Castro streets (bordered by 17th Street), is San Francisco's memorial to LGBTQ Holocaust victims.

In a statement, President Joe Biden noted that the U.S. joined with nations around the world to "mourn one of the darkest chapters in human history." Six million Jews were systematically targeted and murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators in the Holocaust during the 1930s and 1940s, the president stated. More recently, on October 7, Hamas terrorists attacked Israel, killing 1,200 people and taking hundreds more hostage. The current Israel-Hamas war has resulted in the deaths of some 26,000 Palestinians and calls by many for a ceasefire, including the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

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