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cicero

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(Not Int'l holocaust Day)

Let us take a moment to remember those who were murdered because they were different:
6 million Jews who were murdered including over one million children,
5 million people who were murdered because they were Polish, or Slavic, or Roma, or homosexual, or communists or other people that the Nazis believed were undeserving of life.

Remember this story:

Martin Niemöller, a prominent Protestant pastor who opposed the Nazi regime. He spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. Germany, 1937.

Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.





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Re: Tonite/tomorrow is Israel's "Holocaust & Heroism Rememberance Day"
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013, 04:13:02 PM »
That quotation gives me shivvers.  I'll always remember this.

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Re: Tonite/tomorrow is Israel's "Holocaust & Heroism Rememberance Day"
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013, 04:27:50 PM »
Thank you.  A good time to view one of the USHMM's online exhibits on rescue and resistance.

http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/#rescue_resistance

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Re: Tonite/tomorrow is Israel's "Holocaust & Heroism Rememberance Day"
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2013, 04:39:39 PM »
thank you for reminding us.  On a similar note; I saw something today on GMA; a story about six families who hid for 18 months in a cave, in the Ukraine, and in 1942 were liberated by Russian soldiers.  I had no idea, and am sure there are many more similar stories like this one.  They were interviewing some of the family members. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2304533/Jewish-Stermer-family-Ukraine-hid-cave-escape-Holocaust.html

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Re: Tonite/tomorrow is Israel's "Holocaust & Heroism Rememberance Day"
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 09:34:04 AM »
Yes.  Thank you.

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Re: Tonite/tomorrow is Israel's "Holocaust & Heroism Rememberance Day"
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 09:50:46 AM »
Thank you!

An aspect dear to my heart: Kindertransport. Thousands of children sent from Nazi-occupied countries, separated from their parents in order to be safe. My father was one.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

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Re: Tonite/tomorrow is Israel's "Holocaust & Heroism Rememberance Day"
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013, 10:16:28 PM »
Thank you!

An aspect dear to my heart: Kindertransport. Thousands of children sent from Nazi-occupied countries, separated from their parents in order to be safe. My father was one.

hubby's foster mum was one too.

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Re: Tonite/tomorrow is Israel's "Holocaust & Heroism Rememberance Day"
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2013, 10:23:37 AM »
We had a lovely service at our synagogue on Sunday evening for Holocaust Remembrance Day, although one woman (who I didn't know) made me think of this board when she sternly told everyone that we should call it by its Hebrew name (Yom HaShoah).

I guess that could either go in Captain Know it All, or maybe in the Bean Dip thread, since that's what everyone did. And yes, we all know the Hebrew name, but we didn't use it because, well, we weren't speaking Hebrew.