It has been over 60 years since the Holocaust and on Yom Hashoah we remember the 6 million Jews who were systematically murdered simply for being Jewish. This year, the Yom Hashoah will be on May 1, 2008. Excerpted from JewishVirtualLibrary: The full name of the day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust is “Yom […]
From 130,000 Images Online in Yad Vashem Photo Archives: Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, has made available online 130,000 images from its photo archives. The images include photographs taken in the ghettos, during the deportations, images that illustrate slave labor, the camps, liberation and more. “We are hoping that the public […]
Yad Vashem chose six Holocaust survivors to light a torch at the state ceremony of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) on Wednesday night. They are Menachem Katz, Noemi Shadmi, Zvi Unger, Esther Samuel-Cahn, Michael Maor, and Meir Brand. Click here to read their stories.
It is still our father’s Europe. From EJP: Speaking at a special commemoration organized Monday evening in the European Parliament ‘s Yehudi Menuhin Hall on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Kantor said: “There are more neo-Nazis than Jews today in Europe.” Kantor, who lost half of his family in the Shoah or Holocaust […]
From The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants: The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants is the umbrella organization of survivor groups and landsmanshaften located in North America that was founded in 1981. The mission of the organization is remembrance, education and commemoration. Immediately after the World Gathering of […]