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Sunday, June 8, 2014

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Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach: History

A PLEA TO THE CITY On November 27, 1984, approximately 500 people packed a meeting of the Miami Beach Planning Board. Dozens of Holocaust survivors from across South Florida were bused in for the meeting, many making emotional pleas to the Board and hoping to sway votes. “I lost five sisters and five brothers,” 79-year-old Clara Linder said in Yiddish through a translator, The Miami Herald reported. “They were all killed.” Machela Oksenhenbler, 80, pulled up her sleeve to show a grainy tattoo on her forearm bearing the numbers 54092, put there by the Nazis.

'Your Story Will Be Passed On for the Future' - Jewish World - News - Arutz Sheva

Both survivors and attending MKs said the past year has been crucial for improving Holocaust survivors' lives.  "Today, like every day, I salute the survivors of the Holocaust," Kariv stated. "Over the past year we have a change of national priorities for our survivors. I look at the process we went through last year - a year of listening, working together, teaching and empowering."

Hareidi Editor: Holocaust Memorial Day Not For Us - Inside Israel - News - Arutz Sheva

Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Memorial Day is held annually on the 28th of the Hebrew month of Nissan, coinciding with the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943. Hareidi rabbinical leaders have not embraced the day for several reasons, among them the fact that it takes place in the month of Nissan, the same month as Passover, in which eulogies and mourning are forbidden.

Iranians meet Holocaust survivors, ‘embarassed by ignorance' - Israel News, Ynetnews

There was great satisfaction to see the productive dialogue between the young and the survivors," Sabag said.   "The survivor’s greatest fear is that one day they will stop telling their stories. Here they had an opportunity to tell the story and see that it would move onto a place where Holocaust deniers live and act," he added.

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