Holocaust remembrance event held in Lake Charles - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Holocaust remembrance event held in Lake Charles

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The second annual Lake Charles Yom Hashoah program was held at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Hall on Thursday.

Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is observed each year, throughout the world, as a day of commemoration for Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out from 1933 - 1945 by the Nazis and their collaborators.

The Lake Charles event includes a Holocaust exhibit, a remembrance program, vigil, music and more.

World War II proved to be the deadliest military conflict in history.

Over 60 million or 2.5 percent of the World's 1939 population were killed or died of war related conditions. Of this total, it is estimated that 5.7 million or 78 percent of the 7.3 million Jews in German occupied Europe died as Holocaust victims.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Man charged with 5 counts of attempted murder in DeQuincy

    Man charged with 5 counts of attempted murder in DeQuincy

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:38:06 GMT
    (Source: DeQuincy Police)(Source: DeQuincy Police)

    A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in DeQuincy, according to Captain Tom Threet, with the DeQuincy Police Department.  Threet says the shooting took place on Bruce Street. Anthony Wayne Perkins has been charged with 5 counts of attempted murder, says Threet.  Perkins has been booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center with no bond.

    More >>

    A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in DeQuincy, according to Captain Tom Threet, with the DeQuincy Police Department.  Threet says the shooting took place on Bruce Street. Anthony Wayne Perkins has been charged with 5 counts of attempted murder, says Threet.  Perkins has been booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center with no bond.

    More >>
  • Breaking

    CPSO investigating Lake Charles College Prep Bomb Threat

    CPSO investigating Lake Charles College Prep Bomb Threat

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:30:09 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles College Prep)(Source: Lake Charles College Prep)
    (Source: Lake Charles College Prep)(Source: Lake Charles College Prep)
    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a bomb threat at Lake Charles College Prep. CPSO is still investigating the situation and KPLC and FOX29 have a reporter on the scene following the story.  The students have been evacuated to Water's Edge Church.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a bomb threat at Lake Charles College Prep. CPSO is still investigating the situation and KPLC and FOX29 have a reporter on the scene following the story.  The students have been evacuated to Water's Edge Church.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Staying active indoors this summer

    Staying active indoors this summer

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:10:00 GMT
    (Source: Altitude Trampoline Park Facebook)(Source: Altitude Trampoline Park Facebook)

    With temperatures often reaching the triple digits during summertime in Southwest Louisiana, it can be difficult to stay outside and get exercise.

    More >>

    With temperatures often reaching the triple digits during summertime in Southwest Louisiana, it can be difficult to stay outside and get exercise.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly