Two holocaust survivors make their way to Israel on an illegal ship.
Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.
- Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5; Babylonian Talmud Tractate Sanhedrin 37a (via lethani)
The difference between Jews/Israel and it’s enemies. If you side with it’s enemies…. you are on the “dark side”. So if you think of your self as a ‘good’ person…. you might want to reevaluate your positions.
IDF soldiers praying at the western wall
Holocaust Remembrance day siren - Israel.
Israeli F15s fly over Auschwitz on Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“From Generation to Generation” - The Story of Yisrael AviramYad Vashem
The following video tells the story of Holocaust survivor Yisrael Aviram (Kalisky). Yisrael was born in 1926 in the city of Lodz, Poland. He was thirteen years old when the Second World War broke out.
In 1940, Yisrael and his family were forcibly deported to the city’s ghetto, where he joined a Zionist youth group. In August 1944, he was sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp. Yisrael’s mother was murdered there, and his sister was sent to a labor camp. He was transported, along with his father, to the Jaworzno concentration and labor camp, where they performed forced labor mining coal.
In January of 1945, Yisrael and his father were liberated in the Blechhammer concentration camp. After reuniting with Yisrael’s sister Henia, and following two months of wandering through Europe, the three arrived at the La Spezia port in Italy. In 1946 they immigrated to Israel, arriving upon the Dov Hoz illegal immigrant ship, and were among the founders of the Ramot Menashe kibbutz. Yisrael has three children and nine grandchildren.
The film is part of the “Witnesses and Education” series, a joint production of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem and the Center for Multimedia Assisted Instruction of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The series shows survivors recounting their life stories — before, during, and after the Holocaust. Each title is filmed on location where the events originally transpired.
The Israeli Air Force flying over Auschwitz concentration camp.
I balled my eyes out watching this. Long live Israel! I, an American Jew, feel safe knowing that Israel is there. I feel as if it is there for me. That Air Force is there to protect my children. I Love Israel.
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March of the Living - April 2012
In all, some 10,000 participants from 35 countries, more than 100 Holocaust survivors and liberators, will take part in the 25th March of the Living
My Boy is participating right now.
Sirens for Holocaust Remembrance Day prompt drivers to stop on Israeli highways for a moment of silence.
This should exemplify the difference between Israel (Jews) and the cultures/ideologies that oppose them. You’d be hard pressed to find a society/people that so venerates life! Just watch. And think.
This is Private Dina Elaiv
She is a soldier in the IDF. Dina has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair. She was exempt from serving in the army but she said she ‘was determined to show them that (she) could be a part of the IDF and serve (her) country.
What an incredible person
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Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day is on Thursday April 19th.
Israelis throughout the country will stand to observe a minute of silence to remember the atrocities committed by the Nazis and their collaborators
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