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Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day

yahrzeit2Let us not forget those who died during the Shoah/Holocaust.

This poem was written during WWII, on the wall of a cellar, etched on the wall, by a Jewish prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp, in Cologne, Germany.

I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining
And I believe in love,
even when there’s no one there.
And I believe in God,
even when he is silent.

I believe through any trial,
there is always a way
But sometimes in this suffering
and hopeless despair
My heart cries for shelter,
to know someone’s there
But a voice rises within me, saying hold on
my child, I’ll give you strength,
I’ll give you hope. Just stay a little while.

I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining
And I believe in love
even when there’s no one there
But I believe in God
even when he is silent
I believe through any trial
there is always a way.

May there someday be sunshine
May there someday be happiness
May there someday be love
May there someday be peace….

– Unknown

The organizations below are excellent Holocaust/Shoah resources:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Yad Vashem


April 7, 2013 – 27 Nisan, 5773


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International Holocaust Remembrance Day


Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will hold a candle-lighting ceremony at 11:00 a.m., in the Hall of Remembrance, today.

The museum also has some fantastic teaching information and opportunities regarding Holocaust education.

Yad Vashem Commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Read:  “Europe Gears Up to Honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day“.

American Jewish Committee (AJC) Remembers.

European Jewish Press Remembers.

Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

Part of the World War II Memorial at Night.

Wikipedia link.

Simon Wiesenthal Center

Art and Seek Candle Vigil, North Texas

United States Mission to UNESCO Remembers.

Museum of Tolerance in New York Remembers.

Dallas Holocaust Museum Center Remembers.


Silale, Lithuania

Silale, Lithuania, where some of my paternal ancestors lived, and where some were murdered in the Holocaust.

Holy Ark

Please take a moment to reflect on the significance of this day.  Thank you.  Shabbat Shalom.

January 27, 2012 – 3 Sh’Vat, 5772


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