Holocaust Memorial

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Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day to honor the six million Jews, men women and children murdered by the Nazis. My ink drawing from today is of the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin which we visited in 2007, as we remember and say, “Never Again.”

Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

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The Holocaust Memorial, Berlin.

Conventional wisdom would think that we might learn something from the past but today, Holocaust Memorial Day, the President of the United States signed an executive order that will stem the flow of refugees into his country, refugees fleeing a modern day holocaust.

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” we read on the Statue of Liberty, “the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Lets hope that the lamp will be lifted again very soon as we pause to remember the millions lost and “tempest-tossed” both yesterday and today.

The image of the Holocaust Memorial has been repurposed from my post Lost and Found in September 2014

Lost and Found

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Humanity Lost
The emotion felt at the Holocaust Memorial and the Jewish Museum in Berlin.

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Humanity Found
The emotion felt because of the very existence of the Memorial and the Museum in Berlin.

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Nicole, whose blog Thirdeyemom teaches us so much about our world through her eyes, has challenged us this week to express through photography “Humanity”.  Nicole’s images and words should be seen and read by all, for they are always inspirational. Thank you Nicole.