Monday, April 8, 2013

Holocaust Remembrance (Yom HaShoah) Day 2013

Published on Apr 8, 2013
Every year on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah, a 2-minute siren sounds across the land of Israel. It summons all to stop and to remember and then--then--to live. This clip records the siren and response near Jerusalem's Old City's Jaffa Gate on Yom HaShoah 2013, a.k.a. 5773
My biggest fear is that the world will forget that more than six million Jews perished in the Holocaust during World War II. 
My prayers is that the world remembers and all pay homage on this day of remembrance to the lives lost and lives forever scarred by the horrendous acts and sins against humanity committed by the most malevolent of mankind.

Upper left: Nicholas Winton and one of the rescued children(1938); 

lower left: Sir Nicholas Winton celebrated his 101st birthday on 

May 19, 2010; and photo on the right speaking for itself is The

 Winton Memorial in Prague's Central Railway Station (Flor Kent, 2009).   

Courtesy of Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive.

Nicholas Winton and the Power of Good

“In December 1938, Nicholas Winton--a British stock-broker on holiday in Prague--recognized the danger posed to the Jewish community by the impending Nazi takeover of Czechoslovakia. Setting up an office in the lobby of his hotel, Winton helped raise money and secure paperwork for the transport of Jewish children from Czechoslovakia to England. In the following months, Winton was able to secure the transport of 669 Jewish children, sending them to England and putting them out of the reach of the Nazi regime.  
In January 2008, the Gelman Education foundation of Ann Arbor donated $25,000 to the Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in order to send the archive's director, Professor Sidney Bolkosky, to Israel where he conducted interviews with 11 of the children who were saved by Winton.
These unique interviews, along with two previously conducted ones, are available to the public via the Voice/Vision website. They are the result of a wonderful collaboration with Charles and Rita Gelman, who introduced the Voice/Vision Archive to Winton's remarkable story of courage and selflessness. Without their encouragement and support, these interviews could not have been conducted. They are also our tribute to Mr. Winton, whose story inspired us to look beyond the void left by the Holocaust and recognize what the determination of one person can do. ….”

To view more accountings of those who survived, go to YouTube, VoiceVision1's channel. Please feel free to share these videos. 

Sir Nicholas Winton - BBC Programme "That's Life" aired in 1988:

We must NEVER forget.

Suggested reading:  HaShoah 2013.

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