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Lori Almost Live

Holocaust Legacy

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


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Visitor Comments: 28

(28) Bobby5000, May 24, 2016 11:58 AM

But what about today's holocausts

There probably will not be another Jewish holocaust within our lifetime. There will be others murdered and there have beene systematic murders of groups. Yet there seems to be no impetus to accept those in danger, and questions about suitability arise, simply to those raised about Jews trying to flee Nazism.

(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.

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