April 12, 2010

Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2010

My dearest,
"Before I die, I am writing a few words,
We are about to die, five thousand innocent people,
They are cruelly shooting us,
Kisses to you all,
Mira…”
Translation of a Yiddish note, found in a woman’s clothing, during an exhumation carried out in October 1944, at the murder site of Jews near the village of Antanase, Lithuania

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Text and photo taken off the internet HERE.


2 comments:

Vagabonde said...

I think it is very important that we do not forget. I do not know if this will stop future holocaust or genocide, but I hope it does. My cousin worked 1 year in the Sudan and he said it had not been easy. When will people realize that we need to share this planet and not kill each other.

Leesa said...

Vagaabonde,

It IS important to remember... I agree with you and I don't understand WHY people feel the need to kill/hurt one another... It makes no sense to me and it's so cruel and evil, esp. in the name of God/Allah. I wish it would stop. I sickens me and makes me so sad.

Take care,
Leesa