Local temple opens orchard to remember Holocaust

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Posted: Monday, April 8, 2013 1:05 pm | Updated: 9:04 pm, Mon May 6, 2013.

SARASOTA - It was a weekend of remembrance and new beginnings for Temple Beth Shalom in Sarasota.

They opened the “Remember Me Holocaust Organic Fruit Tree Orchard”.

The temple decided to create the orchard as part of a way to remember those who perished during the Holocaust and for those that survived.

They believe this will be a learning tool to remind the youth of today the importance of the past.

"What we hope is that children will come to this orchard and plant a tree in memory of a child lost in the Holocaust,” says Ed Rosenthal, Chairman "Remember Me" Holocaust Organic Tree Orchard.

Rosenthal says one-and-a-half million children died during the Holocaust.

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