Monday, April 24, 2006

Holocaust Remembrance Day events to begin tonight

Events marking Holocaust Day begin this evening with the central assembly at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, attended by Israeli leaders, Holocaust survivors and foreign diplomats. This year's events will reflect the theme "Humanity in the Shadow of Death."

The state ceremony will include the traditional lighting of six torches in memory of the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. The torches will be lit by Hasia Borenstein, 85, who was born in Poland and was a Partisan and member of the underground; Menachem Frenkel, 70, born in Belgium, who fled with his family to the south of France and hid under a fake identity; Hedy Hirsch, 79, born in Czechoslovakia and sent to Auschwitz and the death march; Uri Hanoch, 78, born in Lithuania, who survived the Kovno Ghetto and several work camps; Esther Burstein, 83, born in Poland, who was sent to Auschwitz and force-marched to Bergen-Belsen; and Kalman Bar-On, 76, born in northern Yugoslavia and sent to Auschwitz, where he was among the Mengele twins.
By Amiram Barkat , Haaretz

May we never forget...



At 7:50 PM, Blogger Sophia said...

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At 7:51 PM, Blogger Sophia said...

Everyone should remember also that those who were persecuted, killed and denied humanity during their detention in concentration camps, their kins and their children found land in Palestine for generations to come.
May they show us the way to find peace and prosperity for their people living side by side with the native people of Palestine (Arabs) in Justice and social harmony for the rest of time.

At 10:36 PM, Blogger Oleh Yahshan said...

Nice Post.
As long as we make sure to always remember this. We will never forget it.

At 1:27 AM, Blogger Richard said...

Agreed all round.

At 3:01 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Blogger problems yesterday caused the duplicate posts. Sheesh!

At 8:43 PM, Blogger markfromireland said...

Yahoo news have a slide show of various events commemorating this here beyond that it has a particular meaning in our household my son, my future daughter-in-law and I share a home. One of her grandparents was an organiser for the "Danish rescue" he went on to join the resistance was captured and sent to a concentration canp. I remember the first time I met him - I was 8 and he was a very nice old gentleman, a retired tram driver - you don't get much more ordinary than that or more decent.

Things like this must never be forgotten. Forgive perhaps in time, I would certainly hope so, but forgotten never. This is why I find the denials of the Armenian holocaust so outrageous, in so many ways it was the prototype for the "endloslung."

At 11:31 PM, Blogger Richard said...

Blogger's getting to be more & more of a bloody bind.

I've lost count of the number of times I've lost an almost completed piece.


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