mentioned, the ceremony is held on the eve of the Holocaust Remembrance
Day and consists of two elements; lighting six candles and reading
from a short Hagada. Both elements help parents open a discussion
with their children about the Holocaust, just as they tell their
children about the history of our people in Hanukkah, Purim and
Passover. Of course, this is not a holiday- it is an evening for
uniting with the memory of the heroism of those who perished, of
the survivors and of the righteous among the nations, within the
intimate and protective environment of the family.
reading the Hagada, six candles may be lit in the memory of the
six million who perished. Two small candles in memory of the children,
two medium ones in the memory of the parents, and two large ones
in memory of the grandparents.
the six candles serves as an active 'companion' to the Hagada. The
children feel pride, gaining faith and trust in the survival power
of the Jewish people, and of themselves. It is an active way of
commemoration, in which the participants express their will and
most inner intentions to remember.