Holocaust – Shoah

Seeing the Holocaust Through Nakba Eyes.

People have accused U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) of getting her facts wrong about her version of history as it related to the Holocaust, in stating that ‘Palestinian’ Arabs helped European Jewry when they did the exact opposite.  Her defenders explained that her words were misconstrued and taken out of …

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International Holocaust Memorial Day 2019.

It is International Holocaust Memorial Day today, and although it is not marked in Israel since we have our own Yom Hashoah after Pesach, this is a fitting time to both talk about the Shoah, to remember the different kinds of heroes who saved so many lives, and also to …

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Abusing the Holocaust.

Cynicism, insecurity and opportunity abound on Holocaust Remembrance Day This year’s commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, was at once illuminated and overshadowed by extraordinary statements on the Holocaust emanating from Europe and the Middle East. The first came from a familiar …

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From Israel: Awe.

I know of no more appropriate word to describe the strength, resilience and courage of survivors of the Holocaust – the Shoah. Today is Yom Hashoah here in Israel, more properly known as “Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day.” ~~~~~~~~~~ As I do annually, last night I watched the teches, the …

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The Holocaust, miracles and revenge.

On April 24th Israelis will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.  This is not the same date as the International Holocaust Memorial Day.  This date was chosen to emphasize the place of the Holocaust in the story of the Jewish people. We do this by first celebrating Passover.  One week later, we …

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Spitting on the Holocaust to dampen Islamophobia

The Jerusalem Post tells us: A University of San Diego professor and some of her students wore yellow star badges modeled after the ones Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust to protest Islamophobia. Bahar Davary, an Iranian-American associate professor of theology and religious studies at the college, and …

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The other Göring.

Hermann Wilhelm Göring (Georing)  was a German politician,  Nazi military leader,  Commander of the Luftwaffe,  President of the Reichstag,  Prime Minister of Prussia and Adolf Hitler’s designated successor. Together with Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Tristan Heydrich he  created the secret police. The three men together set up the early concentration camps …

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The Termination Shock of Survivors.

Summary: As survivors of the Holocaust decline rapidly in numbers, the attacks on the veracity of the Holocaust, and on Jews and the Jewish State begin to rapidly escalate. Survivors’ stories are not just reminders of evil actions, but serve as protection from evil ideas. Like the sun’s solar winds beating …

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What’s with the Holocaust Denial?

A few days ago  I received in my mail subscriptions, once again,  links to items from Muslim and Arabs countries with Holocaust Denial. I fail to understand why they have a need to deny, and/or claim, it to be exaggerated, to be quite honest with you.  Denial.?  Surely there is …

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A Badge of Shame .

Over a decade ago, I went to Poland with my oldest daughter. I had hoped to support her as she learned. I didn’t need to learn anything because I had read EVERYTHING, knew EVERYTHING…and quickly learned that for all I had read, for all that I had learned, I knew …

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The Holocaust was an Arab story too.

On the day that the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, the UK liberal newspaper The Guardian declared in an editorial : “The Arabs, meanwhile, cannot be blamed for feeling that Europe’s blood debt to the Jews was paid with what they see as …

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Never again?

Israel Advocacy Update. Written by Emily Gian. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. All four of my grandparents were Holocaust survivors.  I heard snippets of their stories my whole life but it was always difficult for me to truly imagine how it all began, how it continued, and …

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The Story of a Shoe in Maidanek.

  What can you learn from a shoe? As I stood in the Maidanek death camp recently, I tried to understand, tried to envision, tried to learn about a woman who died more than sixty years ago. I know almost nothing about her, other than the fact that she came …

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Riga Ghetto Museum

Submitted and written by Cory McLeod of the Riga Ghetto Museum. This powerful online experience was launched for Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day in partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation. Latvia’s Riga Ghetto Museum has created a new website that lets people anywhere in the world literally walk through …

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Abbas Plays More Games with Holocaust Statement

  One of the top headlines of the day is,   “Abbas Calls Holocaust ‘Most Heinous Crime’.”   How touching, if only it were true. He actually said in Arabic it was the “ugliest crime,” which was later translated to English as “heinous.” Still, it sounds very compassionate until you …

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