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.
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.
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.
Have you ever noticed that when we teach the Holocaust, we let the perpetrators dictate the story for us? We use their pictures and their propaganda to tell our story, forgetting that their agenda was to dehumanize the Jews.