Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Yom Hashoah (Holocaust remembrance Day)

Hi Everybody,
Yesterday was Yom Hashoah, otherwise known in English as Holocaust remembrance Day.  Each year, people in many countries around the world remember all the Jews (and others who were killed or imprisoned in the Nazi camps such as Gypsies or Homosexuals) who perished in the extermination camps and the concentrations camps (see holocaust articles on wiki for the difference between the 2, most people think of them all as concentration camps) and all the non Jews who helped saved Jews sometimes dying themselves.
Here is a link to Canadian commemoration as we live in Canada:

We also found out today that one of the most well known Nazi doctors, Dr. Mengele, particularly liked to experiment on twins :(

When Sophia was traveling with Rebecca and Marisol and our mom, in 2010, Marisol visited this Holocaust memorial in Boston:

It's important to remember dark times in History so that they don't get forgotten.  Some people believe that there was no holocaust, that is not true.  Also, right now in other parts of the world, people are being killed just because of their race or religion.

That's it for now.  We'll be back probably later this week with a more cheerful and upbeat post.

Sophia and Emma

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