Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Preserving the memory of the 6 million victims, a name at a time

Aron Heller's article in the Washington Post brings the spotlight on Yad Vashem's Shoah Victims' Names Recovery Project

REHOVOT, Israel — With a hand on her chest, 82-year-old Rivka Fringeru battled back tears as she reeled off a list of names she has rarely voiced in the past 70 years: her father, Moshe, then her mother, Hava, and finally her two older brothers, Michael and Yisrael.

All perished in the Holocaust after the Harabju family from Dorohoi, Romania, was rounded up in 1944 and sent to ghettos and camps. Only Rivka and her brother Marco survived, and like many others, they spent the rest of their lives trying to move on and forget.

Now, Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust memorial and museum, is asking them to remember

Read the rest here.

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