Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021 is on Wednesday, April 7, 2021: National Holocaust Remembrance Day?

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 is Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021.

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National Holocaust Remembrance Day?

I learned it the personal way...with a father who grew up in the middle of it. It impacted every meal we had when he got hungry & it triggered him. It impacted every decision he made, every panic, every stressed out moment, every moment of survivor's guilt.

My leaving a bicycle in the driveway was grounds for a major screaming. My using a piece of clean paper instead of used. A telephone call when calls cost money. Splitting a piece of chocolate created a stir.

Over our kitchen table was decoupaged photos of his family killed. He burnt the edges before mounted them. It was the only time I ever saw him cry. In the living room later on was a huge painting of a women getting raped, "She was only sixteen." That was his memory. She'd called out as the train pulled into the camps to let her live. Instead she was gang raped to death in front of everyone as a warning.

I like may children of survivors thought about it a lot as a kid. Would I have survived? What would I have done? How did anyone survive? What if I'd been a German, would I have been moral? And the biggest question an eight year old can ask themselves -- how can this happen? This is the world I live in?

For me, it was about that I couldn't fix it for him. I could never make it all right. Ever.

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To the answerer who said "poor Germany", the PC term is "Nazi Germany." And this isn't a German crime. This is what we are capable of, us humans. We are all responsible for changing humanity so this can not ever happen again.

Alice

What's happening in Israel & Gaza doesn't remotely resemble a Holocaust. When someone uses that concept, it shows either how little they know of either one, or how little they care for peace & truth. In Nazi Germany, children were thrown in the air in front of their parents & shot for "target practice." People were mass exterminated 11 million people in 4-5 years, & used as slave labor meanwhile. Paralleling these is a continuation of the Holocaust, a denial of what it was & throwing hate at Jews in a way that's as insideous as Hitler's blames. Exaggerating from a couple hundred civilians & even less children to 5000 children, makes it obvious that you aren't interested in facts. Especially when the total blame is on Hamas for declaring war & hate & locating amoung those civilians.

""All But My Life" by Gerda Wiseman-Kline - that someone mentioned, is supposed to be an excellent book. (I've heard her speak, but not read it myself., but it's well received.)

Do we need a Holocaust Remembrance Day?

Do we need a Holocaust Remembrance Day?

As always people can never address this issue seriously. They always seem to get over emotional with their sob stories. I think you are absolutely spot on, especially when you talk about the Rwandan genocide. We should have an international genocide day.

Do we need a Holocaust Remembrance Day?

Do we need a Holocaust Remembrance Day?

As always people can never address this issue seriously. They always seem to get over emotional with their sob stories. I think you are absolutely spot on. We should have an international genocide day.

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