Holocaust survivors from
the town of Sighet-Maramures in Romania arrived with their descendants
last week to the Sephardic Synagogue in Sighet to mark 70th anniversary
to the deportation of the city's Jewish community to Auschwitz.
It has been 70 years
since the last time hundreds of Jews read from the Torah at the
Sephardic synagogue in Sighet, and the day after that reading seven
decades ago, the first train to Auschwitz left with 3,000 Jews on it.
Within seven days four more such trains left the town, and the entire
Jewish community had vanished. Today, one can count on a single hand the
number of Jews left in Sighet.