For all the lives lost, I tearfully thought as I stared at the shoes, I will never forget.
For Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 28, 2014, Minneapolis-based agency Olson launched an interactive experience that allows anyone, anywhere in the world to tour the Riga Ghetto as it existed during the time of the Holocaust.
Every year I write something new because every year it feels like a perversion to just post what I have said before. It would mean that I did not take the time to think, to make an effort, an observation, to relate to that which, like anything else in history, can so easily, bust must never, be forgotten.
Set amidst the Nazis rise to power, this stunning, raunchy, and dark musical will leave you gasping for air and wanting more.
We give you ten reasons to see The Book Thief, free at Edina Theater on Wednesday, November 13.
Seventy-one years ago today my great-grandfather was arrested and sent to Auschwitz. This month, my family published his memoir.
“We could talk. We could recall. We could tell stories,” said Holocaust survivor Erwin Farkas. This play at Mt Zion Temple shines light on the Holocaust through oral histories from those who lived it.
“To this day, this woman does not know who this man was or what his fate was. All she knows is that he saved her life.”
Yom Hashoah, 5773. 68 years after the end of World War Two. Today we remember all those who lost their lives in the Holocaust. May their memories be a blessing.
Never underestimate the power of one signature, one act, one word, one person.