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Holocaust Legacy
Lori Almost Live

Holocaust Legacy

It's not the tattooed number that we need to ensure is carried on.


Published: May 8, 2010

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Visitor Comments: 27

(27) sharona, November 9, 2010 7:23 AM

make a good impact

I so agree, there are better ways to memorialize. For example, honoring their memory by doing positive acts, like visiting people in the hospital or senior home/ learning about our heritage and holding on to it. And bringing light to the world by kind acts and spiritual things like shabbat candles before sun-down, and continue on shalom

(26) miriam, August 3, 2010 4:02 PM

Numbers have great meaning

Lori, I wonder of you're objection is to the forbidden tattoo rather than to what the tattoo is depicting. If, as one of the comments above suggest, the grandchildren wanted to have a piece of fabric stitched with the numbers, would you still object? I would guess not. Remembering the people who endured the Holocaust is about the numbers, the loss, the unspeakable tragedy and dehumanization and also the triumph, the rebirth and the values. It is all of it. When you suffer, you need your loved ones to understand the extent of your suffering as well as encourage you to transcend. Without the first, acknowledgement, it is hard to to the second, transcend. We cannot forget the Holocaust or the people who went through it. And remembering tattooed numbers is a wonderful catalyst to understand its horrors. We honour victims and survivors by understanding the horrors. This does not preclude learning values from survivors as well, it enhances it.

(25) Matityahu, May 24, 2010 7:46 PM

Give the Arabs another excuse to say it didn't happen

Those who have decided to TAKE the evidence of the Shoah and put it on their bodies are giving the antisemites another argument that the Shoah didn't happen. After all, they will say, "Jews put tatoos on thier own arms so they can create the fictional story of an oppression that never happened." Leave the "medal" of suffering for those who earned it.

(24) Richard Sandler, May 15, 2010 3:04 AM

To Survive is to Survive

Only we seem to appreciate our legacy. Only until recently did I believe in our" higher standards". Now, with all the anti-Israel talk and threats to our existence...I believe our existance depends on our strength. A strong Israel and an organized diaspora.

(23) Richard Dennis, May 14, 2010 10:48 PM

A better way to leave a legacy . . .

If those three offspring wanted to be able to remember their grandfather, instead of printing on themselves, why not print those numbers on a piece of linen and frame it? The numbers could be the same color as the tattoo on zeide' arm. And they could have three of those linen and frames made to hang in their respective living rooms. So, nu? What's wrong with that?

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