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Odessa Synagogue holds Holocaust remembrance

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ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

An Odessa Synagogue is holding a Holocaust remembrance Thursday night. 

The temple Beth-El is inviting people to go and take part in a ceremony to honor the millions of victims killed in German concentration camps during World War II. 

They will be book readings on the history of the tragedy, as well as an hour long sharing of names of the lives lost.

More than six million people died in concentration camps during World War II. 

Frank Kasman with the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission is working to honor the victims the best he can. 

"We read and give them back their names," Kasman said. "The Nazis took their names away and gave them a number, so we read their names and let them live with a name rather than a number." 

The event starts at 7 p.m. at the temple. 

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