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Stone wall engraved with the Biblical quote YOU ARE MY WITNESSES from Isaiah

If you won't stand for Hitler's legacy to rise again, then I ask you: When hate is screeched from the airwaves, you must stand on higher mountains and call out words of love and affirmation.

Rabbi Robert A. Nosanchuk
Hungarian Jews arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau

When I was little, my dad tucked me in at night and took me to the beach. Little did I know that he had helped save Hungarian Jews during World War II.

Cammy S. Bourcier
Grainy image of the Warsaw Ghetto in flames during the Warsaw Uprising

This original poem by a Reform Jewish poet was written for the United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula and was initially recited at this year's Yom HaShoah's observance.

Stacey Zisook Robinson
Interior perspective of The Evidence Room with models of Auschwitz gas column and gas tight hatch plaster casts and model of gas tight door

The Evidence Room, an installation on view at the Royal Ontario Museum, is a stunning reminder of how difficult it is to prove criminal intent – in this case, the planned systematic murder of 6 million Jews.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Group photo of L'dor v'dor participants in Prague

What better way to teach our teens about their place in history than by offering them a chance to experience Jewish life in Europe and Israel.

Dr. Evie Rotstein
Closeup of French President Emmanuel Macron speaking at a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Vel dHiv Holocaust roundup in Paris on July 16

It wasn't the first time that a French president acknowledged his nation's Holocaust-era guilt, but Emmanuel Macron's speech Sunday was nonetheless groundbreaking in format, content, and style.

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA)
Tealights lit in honor of Yom HaShoah

After hearing Rose’s story, the Shoah was transformed from solely being a part of the Jewish narrative to being a part of the human consciousness.

Tony J. Westbrook, Jr.
Stone wall engraved with a quote from Isaiah reading YOU ARE MY WITNESSES

The Holocaust did not impact my family in the same way of my peers whose grandparents are survivors, or my colleagues whose families escaped the war. Yet as a Jew, it is still my history.

Haley Schreier
Holocaust survivor Sol Rosenkranz

ReformJudaism.org interviews June Hersh. Together with photographer Brian Marcus, she interviewed more than 150 Holocaust survivors and World War II liberators for a new book.

Deborah Rood Goldman
Jewish Holocaust era rescuer Tuvia Bielski and a group of other Jews standing in the woods in an old black and white photo from the Yad Vashem Photo Archives

More than a half century after the Holocaust, it is surely time that we acknowledge that saving one’s own is worthy of recognition and praise. Jews everywhere ought to take pride in these heroes of their own people.

Mordecai Paldiel

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