Today is Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), and I have the distinct honor of observing it in Jerusalem.
From 1933 to 1945, the Nazi regime murdered 12 million people; six million of the victims were Jews. The other victims included Roma, Sinti, political prisoners, disabled individuals, and those who identified as gay and lesbian. They were all murdered simply because of their identity. The loss of life and potential is incomprehensible.
As a Black Jewish American man, I have always struggled to connect to the Holocaust. I felt no connection to the Shoah. I had no grandparents or... Read More