Irrational hatred of Jews.
Following World War II, many Jews were confined to displaced persons (DPs) camps in Allied-occupied countries. Among them were my parents and parents-in-law.
Organized attack on Jewish communities in Eastern Europe during the 19th and early 20th century.
Hebrew word meaning "catastrophe", referring to the Holocaust.
"Rejoicing in the Law;" holiday that celebrates the completion (and then the beginning) of the annual reading of the Torah.
Holocaust Remembrance Day, on which we remember the Holocaust and honor the memory of those who perished.
In this time of COVID-19, my mother will likely spend her upcoming 100th birthday sheltering at home with her caregiver. I asked her how this tsura (tragedy) is different from the time of Hitler.