What Does it Mean to Remember the Holocaust?

Photo: Ashernet

Photo: Ashernet

Jonathan Tobin, in Commentary, has written an eloquent and powerful call to action – something that seldom results from the mourning and sorrow of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Both for the Jewish people and for all humanity, Tobin sees the day as an opportunity to remember and, in remembering, to act.

It needs to be stated in as succinct a manner as possible that an ocean of tears cried today or any other day about what happened from 1933 to 1945 will not save a single soul from a similar fate if all we’re willing to do is to talk about the past. Historical remembrance is intrinsically worthwhile. But if we are to give any real meaning to our attempts to embed these events in the consciousness of the world, it cannot be done outside of the context of the ongoing campaign to continue a murderous assault on the Jewish people.


Author: Stand For Israel | April 9, 2013
Posted in:  Holocaust


 

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  • Joe
    April 10, 2013
    10:58 am
     

    So true! Most of the time we “remember” the past only, kind of “cherishing it”. That is useless. We not only remember it, but take action as well. What can we do? Let’s do something, not just remember

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  • Kare
    April 9, 2013
    6:11 pm
     

    We should all share their loss. They are the Chosen People and we are those having been grafted in HIS name. Prayers and blessings go out to these brave survivors.

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  • Lawrence
    April 9, 2013
    6:05 pm
     

    Well written story by Tobin. But, it can happen again when we have groups like the U.N. & EU. Boycott and divestment rallies. Rampid anti Semitism in Europe,& no denouncement of the Arabs actions

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  • Daryl
    April 9, 2013
    1:33 pm
     

    I think it reckless to take chance that, as PRACTICAL matter, sanctions + diplomacy will work. Stakes = Holocaust II and/or Middle East nuclear arms race and/or Iran nuclear blackmail TOO HIGH.

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  • Daryl
    April 9, 2013
    1:30 pm
     

    Only choice =

    TOTAL ECON. BLOCKADE of Iran OR MILITARY ATTACK. Even total blockade (IF it could be enforced – BIG if), might still not work. Mullahs believe war = return of Shiite Messiah

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  • Daryl
    April 9, 2013
    1:25 pm
     

    Yom Hashoa = call to stop Holocaust II by stopping Iran fr. getting nuke weapons capacity BY DEMANDING MILITARY ATTACK ON IRAN NUCLEAR SITES. B/c sanctions are NOT watertight, diplomacy NOT working.

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  • melitta
    April 9, 2013
    1:01 pm
     

    Nie Wieder, I am born and raised in Germany. I lost Fam. members in WWII people have no clue of the devastations Hitler brought to the world. The Skin Heads , Neo Nazi clubs need all to visit Dachau and other Camps . It breaks my Heart to see in this USA those kind of clubs.May God forgive them.

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  • Marino
    April 9, 2013
    12:46 pm
     

    Sono solidale con Israele

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  • richard
    April 9, 2013
    12:41 pm
     

    The Holocaust day is a time to remember the good in the individuals and the the fact that many put their live on the line to help protect the Jews. It is also a time to remember the evil of man also!

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  • Keith
    April 9, 2013
    12:10 pm
     

    I’ve visited Dachau conceentration camp twice and the sheer sense of dread after you pass through the entrance gates is telltale that indeed, hell touched the earth in this place. Indeed, the memorials should all read “Nie Wieder” (never again).
    I remember standing in a room which contained a photograph from the 1940s showing baby shoes stacked from the floor to the window sill; shoes of children led to the slaughter. God holds these little ones in His bosom.

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  • Alexandra
    April 9, 2013
    12:06 pm
     

    This article speaks reams of truth…

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