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Wilk Selects Newhall Woman to Participate in Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Survivor will be honored with others at April 8 Holocaust Memorial Project event

Posted: April 2, 2013 3:42 p.m.
Updated: April 2, 2013 3:42 p.m.

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-SantaClarita, has selected Erika Schwartz, to represent the 38th Assembly District during the 9th annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony in Sacramento. On April 8th the California Assembly and the Holocaust Memorial Project will honor Holocaust survivors, the second generation, and liberators during Holocaust Memorial Week.

Erika (Hornstein) Schwartz was born in the Jewish ghetto of Nyiregyhaza in Nazi-occupied Hungary in April 1944. Because the Hungarian Jewish population outside of Budapest was virtually annihilated in early May of 1944, Erika is one of the youngest Hungarian survivors. “I am thrilled and honored to be a part of the Holocaust Remembrance Project” said Schwartz, a 16 year resident of Santa Clarita.

“It is an honor to ask Erika Schwartz to participate in the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony,” said Wilk. “It gives me great pleasure to have Erika on the Assembly floor to remind us of this horrific tragedy so that it’s never repeated again.”

Erika has been married to her husband Bill for close to 50 years and they have two sons. Along with her work as a local business owner and entrepreneur, Erika is very involved the local community.

The 38th Assembly District encompasses Simi Valley, the northern section of the San Fernando Valley and most of the Santa Clarita Valley.

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