First Posted: 6/18/2013
The Polish American Congress of Northeastern Pennsylvania recently held its 35th annual memorial service of the Nazi Holocaust during World War II at the Parish of St. Andre Bessette, North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre.
The Rev. Kenneth Seeger presided. Bernard Dymond former commissioner of the Polish National Alliance and president of the local PAC served as moderator.
Members of the PAC lit votive candles in memory of the victims who died in six of the most infamous concentration camps in Europe, Auschwitz, Dachau, Treblinka, Bergen-Belsen, Buchwald and Theresienstadt, and for victims of the massacre by the Russian KGB of Polish Army officers and civilians in the Katlyn Forest of Russia. A votive was also lit in memory of the late Pope John Paul II. A reception followed in the church parlors.