Never Forget What had Happened There..
April 15, 2007 12:54pm CST
Today, the 15th of april is the Holocaust memorial day This day is didicated to 12 million Holocaust victims that suffered and died in the hands of Adolf Hitler. 6 million jews. 200,000 – 800,000 Gypsies. 200,000 – 300,000 people with disabilities. 80,000-200,000 European Freemasons. 100,000 communists. 10,000 – 25,000 homosexual men. 2,500 – 5,000 Jehovah's Witnesses. And many more people. To me, this day is didicated to all my family that died in the holocaust, burned to death in the gas chambers. Only 2 of my family has survived there. This day is also didicated to those 2 people that defeated death, and proved to all of us and thaught us, that there is still much beauty and hope in life, even after going through this tragedy, My grandparents masha and nachum perchik. I also want to dedicate this day to all victems of the genocide that was and still is going on, on some countries. I am adding here a link to a special site: http://www.nizkor.org And hope you will share with me your didication to people that you know that were killed as a result of other human cruelty.
17 Apr 07
I'm reading domw of the information in the site you gave. I think I'll do it in stages, since it is a heavy subject... I have a polish side in my family, which suffered greatly as well. I think this day is a day of self judgment (Heshbon Nefesh) - to look into yourself and make sure you are doing your best that such things won't happen again. I like what you wrote about the meaning of the day. Thank you.
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16 Apr 07
liranlgo, This discussion makes me sadder beyond words,but at the same time proud of you for posting it.What heartache you have suffered...telling you I feel sorry is not enough.This was so wrong and should have never happened...Hitler was nothing less than a mad man.I was born into a family with a very german name...when I was old enough to know about what Hitler had done to so many innocent Jews, I was so ashamed I would not tell people my last name.But later I found out I was of the side of Germany that was not the enemy.None the less my heart goes out to you and every other person that suffered because of those crazy people.God will have His last word on it...it is written that the Jews are His chosen people...
16 Apr 07
Thank you so much paradisesuns. I am so glad you wrote this response. I know a few people from germany that volunteered here in israel in a kibbutz. their grandparents were nazi's. They are great people. and we all are trying to create a new generation of a better people.