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girlactionfigure: #Holocaust post-war anecdote about life in #Israelin its early days. Holocaust survivors’ children offer a unique psychological experiment that can’t be replicated because of how unprecedented the situation is. Never has a group been so systematically subjected to trauma and then continued in an endogamous way where the entire group is exposed to it for years to come. Many people don’t have aunts, uncles, cousins, nor grandparents. Families are small, cautious, and pressure to achieve is high. Mental illness has increased dramatically as the impact of the #Shoah bleeds through the years. #historyHolocaust Photo Archives: When we were younger, in Israel, there used to be a man who we called 'One Million Children.' We thought he was crazy. Every time we rode our bikes by his house he would chase us down the street and scream ONE MILLION CHILDREN. ONE MILLION CHILDREN! ONE MILLION CHILDREN, JUST LIKE YOur over and over. Only later did we realize what he meant" girlactionfigure: #Holocaust post-war anecdote about life in #Israelin its early days. Holocaust survivors’ children offer a unique psychological experiment that can’t be replicated because of how unprecedented the situation is. Never has a group been so systematically subjected to trauma and then continued in an endogamous way where the entire group is exposed to it for years to come. Many people don’t have aunts, uncles, cousins, nor grandparents. Families are small, cautious, and pressure to achieve is high. Mental illness has increased dramatically as the impact of the #Shoah bleeds through the years. #historyHolocaust Photo Archives

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revolutionaryeye: hookahbird: makeup-wonder-woman: rootbeergoddess: wildlythoughtfulsquid: SERIOUSLY I am going to print this out and plaster it everywhere I go my heart just broke Not gonna lie; I’m on the verge of tears right now.Because this is what I see every night when I come into work. I work at a Jewish-run elder care non-profit. Even in the memory care unit, we’re seeing a rise in the residents’ anxiety levels, to the point where they’ve had to stop turning on the TV news stations (and these residents still love the news). Multiple residents are direct survivors of the Shoah; some barely escaped, and almost all of them lost family members in death camps. One resident was one of the children saved by the Kindertransport. Many other residents tell me stories of when they were kids, how their neighborhoods were destroyed and relocated and of the siblings and parents they no longer have. One newer resident was finally starting to settle in when Charlottesville happened. Even though we immediately changed the channel, she was shaken. She was inconsolable for hours. When I left for the night, she was still crying and refused to leave her room. Even now, weeks after the direct event, she still is wary to come to programs, fearing that if she is away from her room too long that her possessions and place will be stolen from her like they were in 1938. Even with dementia, even with Alzheimers, these residents remember what happened. They cannot forget their lost loved ones. They cannot forget the things stolen from them. They cannot forget, period.Because this fight against Neo-Nazis isn’t just a theoretical thing. These groups know that people are forgetting about Shoah; they take great strength knowing that people from that generation are dying. When they regard WWII as a “dark cloud” hanging over the heads of this generation, it is not with a solemn regard, with they knowledge that we must not forget lest we repeat our mistakes. These White supremacists, these White Neo-Nazis, see Shoah remembrance as something they will gladly eradicate. When people gladly throw out the Nazi salute, chant the 14 words, or march under the banner of “hail victory,” they are two things and two things only – Nazi apologists and Nazi supporters.Shoah survivors are not gone. They are still here. We need to stop ignoring that this normalization of Nazis marching in the street harms real people. It’s not just ideas. It’s not just “free speech”.We cannot forget. We cannot forget. We cannot forget. Remembering is not enough.Sorrow is not enough.They are in our midst againWe need to know how to stop them:- https://socialistworker.org/2017/07/03/what-strategies-will-stop-the-far-right : NOT AGAIN CHARLOTESVILLE revolutionaryeye: hookahbird: makeup-wonder-woman: rootbeergoddess: wildlythoughtfulsquid: SERIOUSLY I am going to print this out and plaster it everywhere I go my heart just broke Not gonna lie; I’m on the verge of tears right now.Because this is what I see every night when I come into work. I work at a Jewish-run elder care non-profit. Even in the memory care unit, we’re seeing a rise in the residents’ anxiety levels, to the point where they’ve had to stop turning on the TV news stations (and these residents still love the news). Multiple residents are direct survivors of the Shoah; some barely escaped, and almost all of them lost family members in death camps. One resident was one of the children saved by the Kindertransport. Many other residents tell me stories of when they were kids, how their neighborhoods were destroyed and relocated and of the siblings and parents they no longer have. One newer resident was finally starting to settle in when Charlottesville happened. Even though we immediately changed the channel, she was shaken. She was inconsolable for hours. When I left for the night, she was still crying and refused to leave her room. Even now, weeks after the direct event, she still is wary to come to programs, fearing that if she is away from her room too long that her possessions and place will be stolen from her like they were in 1938. Even with dementia, even with Alzheimers, these residents remember what happened. They cannot forget their lost loved ones. They cannot forget the things stolen from them. They cannot forget, period.Because this fight against Neo-Nazis isn’t just a theoretical thing. These groups know that people are forgetting about Shoah; they take great strength knowing that people from that generation are dying. When they regard WWII as a “dark cloud” hanging over the heads of this generation, it is not with a solemn regard, with they knowledge that we must not forget lest we repeat our mistakes. These White supremacists, these White Neo-Nazis, see Shoah remembrance as something they will gladly eradicate. When people gladly throw out the Nazi salute, chant the 14 words, or march under the banner of “hail victory,” they are two things and two things only – Nazi apologists and Nazi supporters.Shoah survivors are not gone. They are still here. We need to stop ignoring that this normalization of Nazis marching in the street harms real people. It’s not just ideas. It’s not just “free speech”.We cannot forget. We cannot forget. We cannot forget. Remembering is not enough.Sorrow is not enough.They are in our midst againWe need to know how to stop them:- https://socialistworker.org/2017/07/03/what-strategies-will-stop-the-far-right
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<p><a href="http://durnesque-esque.tumblr.com/post/109350098861/durnesque-esque-kuklarusskaya-fuckyeajews" class="tumblr_blog">durnesque-esque</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://durnesque-esque.tumblr.com/post/60118621218/kuklarusskaya-fuckyeajews-posh-lost-the">durnesque-esque</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kuklarusskaya.tumblr.com/post/59246275295/fuckyeajews-posh-lost-the-nazis-didnt-just">kuklarusskaya</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://fuckyeajews.tumblr.com/post/59246186776/posh-lost-the-nazis-didnt-just-kill-the-jews">fuckyeajews</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://posh-lost.tumblr.com/post/52303445707/the-nazis-didnt-just-kill-the-jews-they-made">posh-lost</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>“The Nazis didn’t just kill the Jews; they made use of every inch of them. Women’s hair was shaved off and weaved into blankets for Nazi soldiers. Fat from Jews’ bodies was used to make soap. Gold teeth were pulled out to make gold bars for the <em>Reichsbank</em>. 384,000 pairs of men’s shoes were sent to Germany from Auschwitz. 646,000 men’s suits. 184,000 pairs of eyeglasses.<br/>The most frightening thing is not the gas chambers or the crematoria. It’s the rooms piled to the ceiling with children’s shoes. That gives you have an idea what the Holocaust was. Shoes. Once worn by real people.” - via jewishhistory.org</p> </blockquote> <p>In the Holocaust Museum in DC, they have a room just for the shoes and hair of the victims. It’s really startling to see it so up close since it makes you realize the sheer scale of this. The pile of hair in the museum weighs several tons, and bear in mind that this several ton pile of hair is only but a small fraction of all of the horrible things found in the camps.</p> </blockquote> <p>Somewhere in those shoes were the shoes of my great aunts and their children. </p> <p>Same with eyeglasses.</p> <p>It’s something I can never, ever forget.</p> </blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="667" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5f2cae54f6667ca979a1833acb05dc9d/tumblr_inline_msiqrpVqxi1qz4rgp.jpg"><img alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a4a084af00474e19ae9709594e0f9640/tumblr_inline_p8bm9bvRLe1rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="667" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5f2cae54f6667ca979a1833acb05dc9d/tumblr_inline_msiqrpVqxi1qz4rgp.jpg"/></figure></p> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6d460de3014a1f81887888f7bb9329cf/tumblr_inline_msiqshAvxD1qz4rgp.jpg"><img alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/90dd09caabc8ffa81e10917cdd93a972/tumblr_inline_p8bm9cIO631rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6d460de3014a1f81887888f7bb9329cf/tumblr_inline_msiqshAvxD1qz4rgp.jpg"/></figure></p> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2305355f6d1d1880a64cda91f5533929/tumblr_inline_msiqtwLkLW1qz4rgp.jpg"><img alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f560f6e2bf1cbcd5f28a62f3077b7071/tumblr_inline_p8bm9cQajA1rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2305355f6d1d1880a64cda91f5533929/tumblr_inline_msiqtwLkLW1qz4rgp.jpg"/></figure></p> <p>The above are photos I took at Auschwitz. The shoes and suitcases were each encased in a hallway - kept behind glass on both sides. And again comprise only a fraction of what the Nazis took.</p> <p>Now the significance of these collections can not be understated or undermined, the horrors of the Holocaust, the Shoah, are embodied in these piles of stolen clothing and cases.</p> <p>We look at them and recoil, promising that we’ll never forget and yet the <strong>systematic slaughter of human beings continues around the world.</strong></p> <p>In different places, for different reasons. Who didn’t learn the lesson? Who still needs to be reached? Who needs to be protected?</p> <p>Do not forget. Remember and react. Radical evil is not a memory of the past, it is a present and continuous force.</p> </blockquote> <p>Reblogging in honor<span> International Holocaust Remembrance Day: 70 year anniversary of the liberation of the </span><a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/27/auschwitz-short-history-liberation-concentration-camp-holocaust">Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps</a>. </p> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6230c33b0d71757ed9cef3dc747336ad/tumblr_inline_niv0ejJxjC1qlzobj.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ed8ab9a9cd4db9453b2f90c330714f9f/tumblr_inline_p8bm9eqcgk1rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6230c33b0d71757ed9cef3dc747336ad/tumblr_inline_niv0ejJxjC1qlzobj.jpg"/></figure></p> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="667" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e55d72e13e689c33010f9b107ffe7da3/tumblr_inline_niv0f8OVo91qlzobj.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d744e2248a04e53823b75555dd8474e3/tumblr_inline_p8bm9eNZDF1rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="667" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e55d72e13e689c33010f9b107ffe7da3/tumblr_inline_niv0f8OVo91qlzobj.jpg"/></figure></p> </blockquote>: <p><a href="http://durnesque-esque.tumblr.com/post/109350098861/durnesque-esque-kuklarusskaya-fuckyeajews" class="tumblr_blog">durnesque-esque</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://durnesque-esque.tumblr.com/post/60118621218/kuklarusskaya-fuckyeajews-posh-lost-the">durnesque-esque</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kuklarusskaya.tumblr.com/post/59246275295/fuckyeajews-posh-lost-the-nazis-didnt-just">kuklarusskaya</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://fuckyeajews.tumblr.com/post/59246186776/posh-lost-the-nazis-didnt-just-kill-the-jews">fuckyeajews</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://posh-lost.tumblr.com/post/52303445707/the-nazis-didnt-just-kill-the-jews-they-made">posh-lost</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>“The Nazis didn’t just kill the Jews; they made use of every inch of them. Women’s hair was shaved off and weaved into blankets for Nazi soldiers. Fat from Jews’ bodies was used to make soap. Gold teeth were pulled out to make gold bars for the <em>Reichsbank</em>. 384,000 pairs of men’s shoes were sent to Germany from Auschwitz. 646,000 men’s suits. 184,000 pairs of eyeglasses.<br/>The most frightening thing is not the gas chambers or the crematoria. It’s the rooms piled to the ceiling with children’s shoes. That gives you have an idea what the Holocaust was. Shoes. Once worn by real people.” - via jewishhistory.org</p> </blockquote> <p>In the Holocaust Museum in DC, they have a room just for the shoes and hair of the victims. It’s really startling to see it so up close since it makes you realize the sheer scale of this. The pile of hair in the museum weighs several tons, and bear in mind that this several ton pile of hair is only but a small fraction of all of the horrible things found in the camps.</p> </blockquote> <p>Somewhere in those shoes were the shoes of my great aunts and their children. </p> <p>Same with eyeglasses.</p> <p>It’s something I can never, ever forget.</p> </blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="667" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5f2cae54f6667ca979a1833acb05dc9d/tumblr_inline_msiqrpVqxi1qz4rgp.jpg"><img alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a4a084af00474e19ae9709594e0f9640/tumblr_inline_p8bm9bvRLe1rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="667" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5f2cae54f6667ca979a1833acb05dc9d/tumblr_inline_msiqrpVqxi1qz4rgp.jpg"/></figure></p> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6d460de3014a1f81887888f7bb9329cf/tumblr_inline_msiqshAvxD1qz4rgp.jpg"><img alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/90dd09caabc8ffa81e10917cdd93a972/tumblr_inline_p8bm9cIO631rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6d460de3014a1f81887888f7bb9329cf/tumblr_inline_msiqshAvxD1qz4rgp.jpg"/></figure></p> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2305355f6d1d1880a64cda91f5533929/tumblr_inline_msiqtwLkLW1qz4rgp.jpg"><img alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f560f6e2bf1cbcd5f28a62f3077b7071/tumblr_inline_p8bm9cQajA1rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2305355f6d1d1880a64cda91f5533929/tumblr_inline_msiqtwLkLW1qz4rgp.jpg"/></figure></p> <p>The above are photos I took at Auschwitz. The shoes and suitcases were each encased in a hallway - kept behind glass on both sides. And again comprise only a fraction of what the Nazis took.</p> <p>Now the significance of these collections can not be understated or undermined, the horrors of the Holocaust, the Shoah, are embodied in these piles of stolen clothing and cases.</p> <p>We look at them and recoil, promising that we’ll never forget and yet the <strong>systematic slaughter of human beings continues around the world.</strong></p> <p>In different places, for different reasons. Who didn’t learn the lesson? Who still needs to be reached? Who needs to be protected?</p> <p>Do not forget. Remember and react. Radical evil is not a memory of the past, it is a present and continuous force.</p> </blockquote> <p>Reblogging in honor<span> International Holocaust Remembrance Day: 70 year anniversary of the liberation of the </span><a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/27/auschwitz-short-history-liberation-concentration-camp-holocaust">Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps</a>. </p> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6230c33b0d71757ed9cef3dc747336ad/tumblr_inline_niv0ejJxjC1qlzobj.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ed8ab9a9cd4db9453b2f90c330714f9f/tumblr_inline_p8bm9eqcgk1rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6230c33b0d71757ed9cef3dc747336ad/tumblr_inline_niv0ejJxjC1qlzobj.jpg"/></figure></p> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="667" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e55d72e13e689c33010f9b107ffe7da3/tumblr_inline_niv0f8OVo91qlzobj.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d744e2248a04e53823b75555dd8474e3/tumblr_inline_p8bm9eNZDF1rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="667" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e55d72e13e689c33010f9b107ffe7da3/tumblr_inline_niv0f8OVo91qlzobj.jpg"/></figure></p> </blockquote>
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