City honors Holocaust victims

April 17, 2008 2:11:27 PM PDT
The city honored the victims of the Holocaust at a downtown ceremony Thursday.

Mayor Daley and his wife Maggie Daley attended the Holocaust remembrance day held at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies. Six candles were lit to represent the more than 6 million Jews who were killed during the Holocaust.

The keynote speaker was Holocaust survivor Marguerite Mishkin. Marguerite and her sister went into hiding with a Belgian Catholic family in 1943 after their father died at the Auschwitz concentration camp.