Entry: Holocaust Remembrance Day Thursday, May 05, 2005



Remembering

Israelis pausing in a moment of silence

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yiddishe-kop
May 6, 2005   01:54 PM PDT
 
I really wish that people over here cared were a bit more aware of yom hasho'ah. I think it's shameful that we don't do anything to commemorate this day in the U.S.
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May 6, 2005   09:52 AM PDT
 
Stunning picture! Kol Hakavod.
EdWonk
May 6, 2005   01:06 AM PDT
 
This is something that I've always admired about Israel. It's done so that none will ever forget.

I really wish that we would do something like a moment of silence here in the US out of respect for the victims of 9/11.

Many kids over on this side of the Atlantic are forgetting what 9/11 was all about, which is sad.
Orly
May 5, 2005   12:27 PM PDT
 
Standing in the siren is automatic... and easy. What is harder is to really force yourself to think of it. In school we had activities for Yom Ha'Shoah. In workplaces we don't. In other countries you don't. It's not easy to reflect on the Holocaust for a whole day, though for many survivors it's impossible not to think of it every day. I feel what we do is so little... And when we talk about the Holocuast it is often to emphasize someone's political opinion... I am ashamed and angry so often about how we don't respect the memory of the Holocaust.
treppenwitz
May 5, 2005   12:11 PM PDT
 
We were in the middle of a meeting at my office when the siren went off marking the beginning of the minute of silence. The person who had been giving a presentation stopped mid sentence and everyone stood with head bowed. I could see out the window and all around our compound people had stopped wherever the siren found them... in the middle of the courtyard... in a doorway... on the way to their cars.

What is almost as moving as the reason for the remembering is the completely un-selfconscious way in which all Israelis allow themselves to be taken away by the moment.

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