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Monday, April 28, 2003

Today is Yom HaShoah

Everyone has a tale, and this moving story: Conversation at a Bar Mitzva by Sarah Shapiro might motivate you to read some others. Here are some of the sites, stories and sounds to help remember.

The BBC was on hand at the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen and recorded the sounds, including the first liberated Shabbat Service. Or for an interactive exercise, put yourself in anothers shoes and see: How would you have fared in 1939? Remember - the 6 Million in this Cybrary of resources or walk through the Holocaust Timeline.

There are the Yad Vashem site, and the US Holocaust Memorial Museums' sites, and the Women in the Holocaust and Holocaust Survivors projects. CANDLES (Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors) is a museum and site dedicated to the children who survived. And I don't want to ignore the 5 million non-Jews who were also murdered. Nor will I ignore the Holocaust Heroes who risked everything to save their Jewish neighbors and friends.

Please take a little bit of time to remember those killed and to imagine the ignorance and hatred behind the crimes. Read a story, say a prayer.... and never forget.
Shamor v'zachor...


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