The Holocaust is an important topic not only in Jewish history, but in the history of humankind. The topic is disturbing, and it is appropriate to feel uncomfortable and upset by the stories, the facts, and especially the images.
The most famous verse in the most famous Psalm offers insight and counsel that is tragically timely. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for You are with me."
Eternal God, You abide though all things change. We are anxious and fearful, and we turn our hearts to You, looking to You and leaning on Your strength.
We come to You, O God, for your gracious help. You dwell within our heart, You feel our distress, You know our pain, and how burdened we are. Give us strength to bear our burdens with courage, wisdom, and grace.
You are in need of healing.
You seek comfort in your distress.
You would wash yourself clean of the memory of pain, of anger of fear.
Faith is like a flashlight beam thrown ahead of us into the darkness. Its beam is always more visible when grief clouds about us. In some such events, an experience of faith kindles an unquenchable light.