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bigross86
11 Apr 10,, 23:19
Tonight and tomorrow Israel marks it's Holocaust Memorial Day, in memory of 6 million Jews murdered in World War II. At 10:00 Monday the whole country will stand still as a siren rings and we mourn the loss.

It's a shame that in this enlightened day and age, we still see that the trends of the past are not only still kept alive in memory, but are implemented the whole world over. Anti-Semitic incidents have increased 100% in 2009 (http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=172854). This is the one day a year where, more than ever, the Jewish nation proclaims "Never Again!"

A Holocaust is defined as "great destruction or loss of life or the source of such destruction, especially fire". From the fires of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Mauthausen-Gusen, Ravensbrück, Treblinka, Majdanek, Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Bełżec, Dachau, Sobibór, Chełmno, and Sachsenhausen arose the fire of a Jewish nation, and fought off it's hostile Arab neighbors. Now, when once again Israel and the Jews are threatened with a Holocaust from Ahmadinejad in Iran, now is the time when we look at the words of Edmund Burke and proclaim that we are good men, and we will not stand by and do nothing.

There are 86,400 seconds in a day. Take just ten of those seconds and think of someone near to you, and how much it would hurt to have that someone taken away from you.

Shalom,
Ben

Parihaka
12 Apr 10,, 00:15
Shalom Ben.

Bigfella
12 Apr 10,, 09:34
As a 10 year old my parents took me to see Dachau. It was one of the most powerful & influential moments of my life. I'll be thinking about it today & about all those who perished & all those who survived.

Shalom

Silent Hunter
12 Apr 10,, 18:12
I've been to Auschwitz. The room with the shoes makes you realise the scale.

Never again.

BD1
12 Apr 10,, 19:45
The world was changed by that event and it was the most powerful revealment of evil that men can do.
Never again