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 [...]
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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.
It really is difficult to choose one [experience] – but perhaps [the most last impression] was a small ceremony that 2 buses took part in at the Belzec concentration camp. The grandchildren of holocaust survivors were asked to stand in a circle and it was a very emotional moment. A close second, would be the day of the actual March at Auschwitz – in a strange and unexpected way I felt a very strong sense of pride in standing in this awful place among young proud Jews from around the world on a sunny day at the very place where they tried to destroy us.
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