Thursday, March 18, 2010

The story of a Sephardic community in the Holocaust

A fascinating new exhibition has gone up on yadvashem.org, looking at the Jewish community of Monastir. Of the 3,351 Jews who lived there before the Germans invaded, only a few survived the Holocaust. Almost all the aspects of the Holocaust -- the various stories and possibilities are seen in the story of this small town. I found the testimonies particularly moving. It's so difficult to think about this entire world that has been lost. It's certainly helped me gain an understanding of what the Holocaust has taken from all of us.
July 1939, Jewish youths from Monastir on a sailboat

1 comment:

  1. I am glad to know about the yas vasem. I am coming to Israel next month with my family. I heard that Israel is very beautiful country. I would love to visit it. I hope that We people will enjoy there and this small tour would be memorable for us :-)

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