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Remembering 6 Million Jews (Part 5)

This week we have commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day by studying the Holocaust, commemorating the day (January 27), and now examining Antisemitism.  If you have missed previous posts, you will find them here: 636 more words


Skokie, Illinois and My (Honorary) Jewish Roots

Written in honor of yesterday’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, but something I think about often.

I grew up in Skokie, Illinois (and still consider it my hometown). 764 more words


This isn't funny - Iran visits France on Holocaust Memorial Day

“Why is France commemorating the Holocaust with Iran’s president?” asked an editorial on Fox News on July 26, 2016.

Written by Simone Rodan-Benzaquen, director of the American Jewish Committee’s Paris-based Europe Office and Marceline Loridan-Ivens, a survivor of Auschwitz, who bears the number 78750 tattooed on her left forearm, the editorial wonders whether French President François Hollande will invite Iranian president Hassan Rouhani to attend services that commemorate that shocking episode in European history. 108 more words

This isn't a crochet blog...

27th January 2016 is National Holocaust Remembrance Day. Which to many is just another day… But to those fews it can leave a strange emotion running through them. 237 more words

Remembering 6 Million Jews (Part 4)

Welcome back friends!  Yesterday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day and we have spent the past few days preparing for and commemorating that day.

On Sunday, we… 122 more words


70 Years

70 years.

70 years may seem like a life time to us, but in the grand scheme of this thing that we call time, it is merely a blink of an eye. 704 more words


brittabottle reblogged this on It's a Britta Bottle! and commented:

Thailand feels like college in the sense that I feel like I'm in a bubble here and the outside world just doesn't exist. The only reason I have any inkling of what's going on outside of this country is because I recently subscribed to theSkimm. Well, that, and the occasional news story that pops up on my feed on Facebook. So, it goes without saying that I completely forgot that yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day--something I am usually aware of given that Holocaust history has always been something I've been interested in and passionate about. I may be a day late, but I still want to reblog this post from January 27, 2015...because whether we want to hear it or not, genocide is still happening--and it will continue to happen if we don't talk about it, if we don't educate ourselves about the past horrors we have implemented in the name of hatred.