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31 Jul 2015
New York Times, By JOSEPH BERGER, JULY 31, 2015 Symbols — their meaning, history and power to hurt — have [...]
31 Jul 2015
Haaretz, By David B. Green, Jul. 31, 2015 On July 31, 1986, Chiune Sugihara, the former Japanese diplomat who over [...]
30 Jul 2015
New York Times, By JOSEPH BERGER, JULY 30, 2015 A writer and his sister journey to the childhood homes of [...]
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.
I remember going to the concentration camps and seeing the scratches on the walls of the gas chambers. I vividly remember the march itself. As well on our way to a site, we saw this one random grave site. It was an unknown site that was not part of the trip. However a local came and told us what had happened, and Jews had been killed in the forest, and this was the site. We sang mourning prayers and it was unexpected that in the middle of the road, on the way to a concentration camp, we would discover another atrocity.