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Haaretz, By, David Green, October 12, 2014 – JTA | Sep. 9 Monument, which will be erected on the location of the Warsaw Ghetto, will be financed entirely by Jews in Israel and other countries. Organizers have announced a design competition for a memorial in Warsaw to Poles who saved Jews during World War II. [...]
Haaretz, By David B. Green | Oct. 12, 2014 By 1943, more than 300,000 residents of the ghetto would be killed, many at Treblinka. October 12, 1940, is the day the German occupiers of Warsaw informed the city’s Jews they were to be confined to a ghetto. Slightly less than a month later, on November [...]
Haaretz, By Ofer Aderet | Oct. 8, 2014 | 4:40 PM In an era when news reporting was far more cumbersome, it took time before the horrific reality sunk in. Seventy-two years ago this week, on Thursday October 8, 1942, the first report of the extermination of Europe’s Jews appeared on page 2 of Haaretz [...]
Since 1955, Yad Vashem has worked to fulfill its mandate to preserve the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust by collecting their names, the ultimate representation of a person’s identity. Millions of victims remain unidentified. Yad Vashem urgently calls upon Jewish communities to recover their names through a worldwide Names Recovery Project. Unless we assume collective responsibility for completing this vital mission, some of them may be lost forever. This is a race against time, before those who remember them are no longer with us.
For more information visit Yad Vahem's Remembrance Page.
Ticochen, a small shetel no longer. Where 2500 Jews were marched into the nearby forest and slaughtered. I still can’t think about it without becoming emotional. I still can’t get the image of my own family, walking together, knowing, to out fates. That small square of land, such an unjust resting place for so many. And or course, walking into the crematorium, thinking how unfair it was that I could leave. Asking what made me lucky enough to come and go to this place of certain brutal death to my ancestors.