That’s what the word Holocaust means: totally burnt. It refers to the Hitler’s systematic annihilation of six million Jews, as well as gypsies, homosexuals, the disabled and Christians.
The celebration of Yom Hashoah or as we call it, Holocaust Remembrance Day, began in 1953.
Question: Why would anyone want to celebrate such a terrible thing?
Answer: Terrible things must be remembered so they will not be repeated.
If you or someone else you know, even remotely doubts the truth of this terrible history, read some of these stories or watch the accompanying movies.
- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
- Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
- In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke
Holocaust Remembrance Day begins today and continues until Thursday April 16th. Remember what happened, lest we be doomed to repeat it.
He will not be moved forever; the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) shall be in everlasting remembrance. (Psalm 112:6, AMP)
Prayer – Father God, terrible things happened but you still remember and you still care. Thanks. Amen