At the end of June 1941 my mother, my sister and I escaped from our native city of Faleshty, Moldova, which was located near the Romanian border. Fearing the approaching German Nazi army, we left our house and all possessions and ran away on foot. We went in the direction of Teleneshty. In Teleneshty we made a stopover for several days. However, the German troops caught up with us soon.
April 21 is Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, in Israel. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, Remembrance Day was celebrated in Israel from Yad Vashem digitally without attendance. The speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was made live online, without attendance, from the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem.
Israel this week is in the center of the world as it is receiving guests from nations of the world to join together on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The remembrance of the six million Jews that died in the holocaust is also connected to the remembrance of the forty million people that died in World War II. Technology has brought the whole world together. The goal of every human being is united with the memory of the six million; to prevent a third world war. World leaders arrive in Israel for the country’s biggest diplomatic event.
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Thursday for the commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, and sat next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Before this, he met with the mother of Naama Issachar, the woman imprisoned in Russia for drug smuggling, whom Netanyahu has tried to free. Considering that she only possessed nine grams of cannabis, many have pleaded that the sentence of 7.5 years is unjust. Putin listened to her, and hinted that everything will be fine.
Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel is celebrated a week before Israel Independence Day. This year it falls out on Thursday, May 2. Every Human being suffered from the wrath of Hitler. Six million Jews were killed in concentration camps in Europe and over forty million people died in World War II.
In and around 1941 Hitler officially declared his desire to exterminate all the Jews. He already had this plan many years before.
January 27 was International Holocaust Remembrance Day as designated by the United Nations General Assembly. It is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. On this annual day of commemoration, the U.N. urges every member state to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to work to prevent future genocides.