April 11, 2010

Yom Hashoah- We Remember the Holocaust

Today is Yom Hashoah, Holocaust remembrance day. A day to remember those we lost and renew our promise to work each day to see that events like this never repeat. Never again is not just for Jews but for all people.

You'll forgive for being a cynic, but I am not real optimistic that we'll never witness tragedies like this again. Still, better to try to do what we can to prevent them from occurring than to simply give up.

Past thoughts regarding the day:

Yom HaShoah- Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom Hashoah Music and More
Yom Hashoah 2007- Three Days In Israel
Yom Hashoah post from 2006 
Yom Hashoah



The Absence of Alternatives said...

My kids and I for some reason decided to watch The Boy in the Striped Pajamas today. And no, I don't think we will ever forget about it. The atrocity is not shown in the movie, but what happened behind that closed steel door will forever haunt me.

Jack said...

I have a few moments like that- won't ever forget walking through the Children's Memorial at Yad V'Shem or hearing German spoken there.