Today in Israel we observe Yom HaShoah - Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day - and remember the six million Jews who fell victims to Nazism and perished in the Holocaust. On this day we remember not only the victims of the Holocaust, but also the Holocaust survivors, many of whom need help and assistance.
“[…] dear diary, I don’t want to die; I want to live even if it means that I’ll be the only person allowed to stay here. I could wait for the end of the war in some cellar, or on the roof, or in some secret cranny. I would even let the cross-eyed gendarme, the one who took our flour away from us, kiss me, just as long as they don’t kill me, and that they would let me live.”
Today, January 27, 2014, the largest ever delegation of Knesset members are convening abroad, on the grounds of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps, together with Holocaust survivors, for a historic gathering on combating anti-Semitism.