Two holocaust survivors make their way to Israel on an illegal ship.
Holocaust Remembrance day siren - Israel.
“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.
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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.
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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
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin
Jewish Couple in Poland, taken by Red Army photography Yevgeny Khaldei
This man is Rabbi Zalman Schneerson. A cousin of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson. He lived in France at the outbreak of WWII and remained there during the holocaust. He was one of the reasons that the Rebbe moved to France in the 30’s. During the holocaust, he opened a children’s home to save Jewish children from the hands of the Nazis. My great grandparents handed their three children over to him before they were both sent to Auschwitz and killed. He sent groups of the children on to Switzerland during the war with adults to watch over them. When my grandfather, his sister and brother had to cross the border, Rabbi Schneerson blessed my great aunt so that she would safely get through. After a few failed attempts, she finally led the children to safety. She was only 12 years old at the time. This tzaddik had not gotten the recognition he deserved for what he did during the war but I owe this man my life. Without him, my grandfather would have been murdered and I would never have been born. אך צדיקים יודו לשמך ישבו ישרים את פניך.
January 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD), an annual day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Nazi era.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
On January 27th each year, we remember the victims of the Nazi era. The theme of this year’s remembrance day is Children and the Holocaust.
Students pass a red rose at the Gleis 17 (Track 17) memorial at the train station Grunewald on the international Holocaust remembrance day in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday, on Jan. 27, 2011. From Oct. 1941 until Feb. 1945 the train station was one of the major sites of deportations of Berlin’s Jewish community.
Jewish prisoners at the moment of their liberation from a death train (Magdeburg - Germany, 1945)
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