Know Your Own History – Holocaust Rememberance Day

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Afshine Emrani
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”  Oscar Wilde #ModehAni
Why all this talk about the #Holocaust? In 1939, the world’s population was 2.3 billion. Today it’s 7.6 billion. In 1939, the world’s Jewish population was 16.6 million. Today it’s 14.5 million. It’s been over seventy years since the Holocaust, and we still haven’t recouped our losses. #YomHaShoah
This is the exact opposite of #NeverForget  And a strong case for sending your children to Jewish day schools! Shema Ysrael: Teach your children at every opportunity.
But a survey released Thursday, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, found that many adults lack basic knowledge of what happened — and this lack of knowledge is more pronounced among millennials, whom the survey defined as people ages 18 to 34.
Thirty-one percent of respondents believed that two million or fewer Jews were killed in the Holocaust, and 41 percent didn’t know what Auschwitz was.  NYTIMES.COM
In the world today there are amazing discussions about learning your own history. Especially Native American and African American history. I am so happy that my kids are getting a well rounded education about truth, and I can learn along with them.
Luckily in Judaism, that is all we do, all of our holidays, customs, rituals, and the way we live our lives are how our ancestors did from the beginning of time.  We just had our Passover holiday, when the Nation of Israel was born, and we retell the story to our children, so they can understand our roots, background, and faith.
It is disturbing that today some of our Jewish history is unknown, and people are learning about our history from sources that are unaware or have an agenda.
Learn your own history,
Know your own history,
Holocaust Remeberance Day,
Coach Yulia
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