Category Archives: The Holocaust

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day On November 1st 2005, the UN passed a resolution that every year on January 27th, an International Holocaust Remembrance Day – יום הזיכרון הבינלאומי לשואה – will be observed. The date was chosen because on that day in 1945, the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated by Soviet forces. Flash [...]

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June 12th , 1942 – The beginning of a diary

If you ask anyone around the world what child they connect with the Holocaust era, Anne Frank is surely the response they would give. Over the last few years I’ve learned lots and re-read her famous diary, and I would like to share with you some of her observations about the world. For me, her [...]

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Yom HaZikaron laShoah Ve’laG’vurah

Each year on the 27th of Nisan, the state of Israel marks the Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day, was established in 1953 by the first Prime Minister of Israel –David Ben Gurion, to remember the Holocaust and the 6 million Jews who were killed by the Nazis in Europe during World War II. This year, [...]

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