Remembering the Holocaust

A Holocaust memorial in San Francisco, California. It was created by artist George Segal out of white painted bronze.

Yesterday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Here in Israel, we commemorate the Holocaust later in the year, on Yom HaShoah. This isn’t an event we only think about once a year. The ripples from this tragedy pervade our society. At the same time, we should have times when we intentionally, and mindfully look back at…… Continue reading Remembering the Holocaust

Changing the Holocaust narrative

Russian survivor liberated 14.04.1945 by U.S. Army in Buchenwald camp in Germany identified a former guard who were brutally beating prisoners.

Shira Abel shared a terrific article titled “20 Photos That Change The Holocaust Narrative” featuring photos which change the Holocaust narrative. Very much worth reading and viewing: Victims. Helpless. Downtrodden. That’s the narrative that’s been spread about Jews for the last 70 years since the Holocaust. We’ve embraced it to our detriment. We can’t seem…… Continue reading Changing the Holocaust narrative

Will future generations forget the Holocaust?

Prisoners in the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, Germany, December 19, 1938.

This Thursday is Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and is a difficult day for most Jews for obvious reasons. It is another day that is going to have new significance for me because one of the consequences of the Holocaust is all around me now, our new home. What worries me are predictions that future generations will…… Continue reading Will future generations forget the Holocaust?