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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-- It's Holocaust Remembrance Day -- a day to remember the millions of people killed in the Holocaust, 12 million people, 6 million Jews.
The date, which comes from the Hebrew calendar and corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan, marks the anniversary of the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto.
In the Valley, many are remembering their loved ones. At the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale, names of Holocaust victims are being read all day. The reading started at 7 a.m. and will continue until 7 p.m.
One reader who attended the Yom Hashoah ceremony is a Holocaust survivor. Rise Stillman says she was born in Czechoslovakia, but at the age of 14 she ended up in a concentration camp in Auschwitz. Stillman lost her entire family.
"I'm very much aware of what happened," Stillman said. "Being young you don't realize the scope of it."
If you'd like to honor those killed, the JCC in Scottsdale will remain open until 7 p.m. There is a small art exhibit on Jewish veterans you can check out.