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Today, 5 May, is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Considering that history has a way of ignoring the things that are unpleasant, a day to remember the horrific genocide that occurred between 1933 and 1945 is incredibly important. 1,628 more words

Gay Rights

Teaching The Holocaust

All teachers know that the last 5 weeks of the school year can be trying.  The weather gets warmer, and students begin dreaming of summer vacation.   847 more words

On this Holocaust Remembrance Day

A quote:

“Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but, above all, thou shall not be a bystander.” — Yehuda Bauer

History

Holocaust Memorial Day Sirens (Israel & Affect Zionism)

For those who’ve never seen it, here’s a Youtube clip from Israel on Holocaust Memorial Day. The sirens go off and the whole (Jewish part of the) country stops at a stand still. 170 more words

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When Silence Is Not Golden

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil:

God will not hold us guiltless.

Not to speak is to speak.

Not to act is to act.” 371 more words

Israel

A True Survivor

There is a watch lying on the green carpet of the living room of my childhood. The hands seem to stand motionless at 9:10, freezing time when it happened.

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Books

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Just before evening falls, here are some of the names of the children…

Long time readers know that I made this simple video at Yad vaShem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. 96 more words

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