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In this moving and inspiring episode of Israel Inspired Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel are joined by Rena Quint to recount her tale of surviving the Holocaust, after being sent to the ghetto then to Treblinka and finally to Bergen-Belson.
Can we find God in the horrors of Auschwitz? On Israel Inspired Holocaust Memorial Day Special.
One author interviewed multiple random university students to find out what they knew about World War II. The answer: Almost nothing.
A typical evening consists of a conversation with a holocaust survivor, an artistic interlude, and group discussion.
An early warning siren wailed in the Sderot area Sunday night, hours before a nationwide siren reminds the country of the Holocaust. “The journey for justice and freedom is not yet over,” said Peres.
Israel Independence Day is a national holiday in Israel. This year it falls on Tuesday, April 20th and is celebrated either publicly or within the family circle. The ceremonies begin eight days earlier with Holocaust Memorial Day. One week later, we commemorate Israel's fallen soldiers and terror victims on Memorial Day. As the sun sets, the national flag is raised from half-mast, the music begins to play, and the festivities begin in honor of Israel's 62nd anniversary.
Pesach, the holiday of freedom, is over but in Israel we have several other holidays of freedom immediately following Pesach. Unlike the rest of the world, Israel takes Holocaust Memorial Day very seriously. Not only is there an official, government-sponsored ceremony at the Kotel in Jerusalem, but many large and small communities also commemorate the day. We remember the six million who were murdered and gratefully acknowledge that we are alive and free, despite the terrible attempts by many nations to eradicate us.