On April 28, the California State Assembly observed Yom HaShoah, also known as 'Holocaust Remembrance Day' to commemorate the humanity of the six million Jews who lost their lives in the Holocaust, between 1933 and 1945. Assemblymember Quirk honored, Herta Jacobi, a resident of Hayward and Holocaust survivor, who, at 92 years old, has had a long journey of freedom from Kristallnacht to Shangai before arriving in the Bay Area.
“I was honored to be in the presence of women and men whose lives are a testament to the endurance and the strength of the human spirit.” said Quirk. “To Herta, and to the rest of the survivors, thank you for not giving up and for teaching us an important lesson of never ignoring injustice and to always speak up for those who cannot.”
Herta Jacobi is a holocaust survivor, 92 years old and from the city of Hayward. Herta, who still remembers the time of Kristallnacht vividly, was accompanied by her daughter Judy and son-in-law Dale.
Assemblymember Quirk honors Holocaust survivor Herta Jacobi, along with her daughter Judy and her son-in-law Dale.