Monday, May 2, 2011

Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day

In Israel, today we're "celebrating" Holocaust And Heroism Remembrance Day.
It is to remember the six million Jews who died in the hands of the German Nazis and their accessoiries (As it is said in each of the ceremonies). On the day, at 10:00AM, there's a country-wide 1-minute long alarm during which everyone stands in complete silence, remembering those who died.

This is, understandibly, extremely depressing as it is featured everywhere. At schools, on TV, the radio, etc. At schools it's especially horrifying as holocaust survivors talk about themselves during those years.
This is not really an informational post, I just wanted to note this so people think about it as I find it to be very important and as the amount of holocaust survivors is dwindling, people should remember it. This day falls every year on 27th of Nissan (Jewish calendar), unless it's a Saturday (Holy day) in which case it is postponed by a day.

Here's a link to the site of the organization responsible for archiving hundreds of thousands of items from the holocaust and interviwing thousands of Holocaust survivor, saving their stories forever.

I know this post has the structure of a short story written by a 5 year-old, so excuse me for that.
I'll go be depressed now, good day.

30 comments:

Zach said...

Very depressing ;_;

daniel said...

Good info. I had no idea their was a day to remember kinda thing. Sad stuff.

Secrets said...

i reaaly sorry for hear that.

Fortune said...

Its good to have something like this... to remember. The worst thing anyone can do is forget.

Kevin said...

Very sad, never heard of it before but thanks for the info.

Marian said...

this is really touching.

FunkyDuckman said...

Its something that the nation unifies in a moment of silence with such a jarring alarm.

PackScoot said...

Rest in peace! i hope all is well with your people.

mindlessfrk said...

Really sad, and I never had herded before. May them rest in peace.

bruno said...

It's a shame many nazi criminals escaped justice and died from old age... some are still alive and well...

Nom de Plume said...

I visited Auschwitz a few years ago. Very upsetting! :(

Nol said...

Always very depressing to read about the Holocaust. I took a class on it last semester and almost cried.

zeroskyy said...

This is kinda sad to read for a bit, but this should be marked everywhere in the world. Not just in one country.

Crazyeight said...

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B Jeezy said...

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zepdragon said...

Sad to read, but respect for those who died

Andy Stockdale said...

it is very sad to read indeed, and i agree with fortune up there, the worst thing to do is forget!

Mysterious Stranger said...

As a student who took a very well-done course on genocide have a much greater appreciation for the Holocaust and its significance. The way its colored our opinions (as Americans) on the act of genocide.

kxxthanxx said...

great post!

Intraman said...

commemorating is essential. may this part of history never be forgotten.

Triper said...

Very interesting point of view, and reading also.

Dubbadeedoo said...

Very insightful post. While on this topic, I'd like to say to those Holocaust deniers: Let's live in a world without rampant ignorance...

cadexn said...

Great post, thanks for sharing your views on this.

Mathron Nailo said...

Thanks for posting this.

eudaimoniac said...

Sad thing for anyone to remember such evil... but much worse the thought that people would forget.

The Radical Chemist said...

Well put, eudaimoniac.

James said...

Much respect for having a day like this

Scanon said...

Mh. Sure you shouldn't forget history, the pain and the people. ...But this "honor day" seems to encourage some sort of victimhood just like Germans always reprocess the role of the culprit. ...Remembrance, sure, all the time, but a "forced" thought? Dunno but that...

Pony said...

Good stuff. Grammar? Who cares.

joomla said...

interesting post.

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