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11 million reasons to remember

The history of the Holocaust is well-documented; between 1939 and 1945, Nazis and their sympathizers murdered an estimated eleven million people in their quest to fulfill Adolf Hitler’s dream of a more perfect world devoid of Jews, Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), homosexuals, people with intellectual or physical challenges, and beyond. I have to admit that one of the things that really grinds my gears

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Solidarity in Humanity

I hear frequent expressions of disillusionment not only from colleagues, but also from members of my community. They’re frustrated by daily reports of violence at home and abroad. They’re disturbed by expressions of intolerance and ignorance worldwide. They’re weary from the past ten years, which have been marked by economic instability, military interventions, and escalating violence in an increasing number of hot spots. I’m

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Survival, Hope, Compassion

Holocaust survivor Martin Lowenberg speaking with two young museum visitors (photo credit: Michigan’s Holocaust Memorial Center) Survival is an amazing concept: a human story, which through perseverance, creativity, or just plain happenstance, is able to continue. Working at Michigan’s Holocaust Memorial Center, I see survivors daily. Each and every one of them is committed to a single purpose: “Never again.” That’s why they come

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