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Opinion: Elie Wiesel and other Holocaust memoirists have left a legacy in perpetuity

Elie Wiesel’s family has now marked the end of shiva, the traditional Jewish seven-day mourning period. This is a week of intense bereavement and memorialization — sharing stories about the deceased and gathering history for future generations. 656 more words


Righteous Among the Nations

During the Shoah, the biblical word for ‘the destruction”, and today, the standard Hebrew word for The Holocaust, the Nazi’s progress towards the Final Solution was aided and abetted by governments, armies, auxiliaries, officials, and individuals in the many countries that fell under the Axis thrall between 1939 and 1945. 562 more words

Paul Hemphill

Noble Prize Winner and Holocaust Survivor, Elie Wiesel, Dies

Israel lost a national hero today when Elie Wiesel died at the age of 87.  Mr Wiesel survived Holocaust concentration camps at Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald and went on to write and speak about his experiences, encouraging the Jewish people to never forget, but to forgive and move forward in joyful life.   160 more words

Current Events

Elie Wiesel September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016

Elie Wiesel September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016 : Universal Lessons of the Holocaust. Never, Never, Never NEVER AGAIN ,

Elie Wiesel September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016 : Universal Lessons of the Holocaust. 3,323 more words

Miriam's Holocaust Survivor Story

As you may well imagine, we are losing many Holocaust survivors as they now reach into their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.  For that reason, Yad Vashem (Israel’s Holocaust Museum and Research Center) and other organizations are doing all they can to preserve the testimonies of those survivors.   92 more words



Day 8:

We were up at 5:30 the next morning for our sunrise camel ride!

After we left our camels we ate breakfast and, you guessed it, we hopped back on the bus to head to our next stop! 476 more words