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Holocaust Survivors of Southern ArizonaBook - 2015
During World War II's Nazi onslaught, six million Jews were systematically and brutally killed. Yet millions survived, their lives altered permanently by the terrors they faced. After the war, many left long-established homes to settle in Israel and the United States, hoping for renewal. These are the stories of survivors who have made Southern Arizona their home. Each is an intimate slice of the Holocaust as it occurred throughout Europe and the Soviet Union. And each story is a dedication to loved ones and friends lost and brutalized during a portion of history that has since defined 20th century history and modern-day genocide.
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January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, designated thus by the United Nations General Assembly. As the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, one of the most recognizable concentration camps in Holocaust history, the day was chosen most clearly to recognize and honor those who were lost and those who survived throughout the entirety of the period, through the… (more)
‘Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day’ in Israel and around the world is known as Yom HaShoah, and this year it is observed sundown April 11 to sundown April 12. Also known as Holocaust Day, it’s a national memorial day in commemoration of the genocide of approximately six million Jews at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II. Many survived the Holocaust, and… (more)
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