Friday, December 19, 2014

HANUKKAH AT THE HEIGHT OF NAZISM: A powerful reminder in 2014 to why we're here and our connection to over 3,000 years of history

Poignant, evocative and touching image. 

A powerful reminder of why we're here, our connection to over 3,000 years of history, and the tenacity of the Jewish people through out the ages to hold on to its culture and heritage in face of grave danger and in defiance to centuries of cruel persecutions.

- Noam A. Rotem

A crowd of Jewish prisoners huddle around the menorah at the Westerbork transit camp in the Netherlands, in an image at the Yad Vashem archives. More than 100,000 Jews were ultimately deported from Westerbork to camps like Auschwitz, Sobibor and Bergen-Belsen. 

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