We Must Learn and Remember

Lauren Compton History, Quotes 6 Comments

As an author, I tell stories πŸ™‚ Today I want to help tell a heartbreaking story that took place a number of decades ago–the story of the voices of the holocaust.

With anti-antisemitism on the rise throughout the world, we must educate ourselves and be a voice for truth!

The stories from people who lived through the holocaust (both those who survived and those who didn’t) hold great interest for me. Yes, these stories are often heartbreaking–but they are stories that need to be told and remembered.

Because even amidst unthinkable tragedies God is faithful and He makes a way. 

As a father has compassion for his children, so the LORD has compassion for those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

One of the best ways to learn about an event is from eye witnesses! With technology as it is, many, many stories are being preserved so we can listen to those who endured the holocaust tell their stories with their own mouths. πŸ™‚ It’s an amazing opportunity.

My family and I have watched numerous of these first hand accounts (though you do have to use caution because some are quite graphic). They range from just a couple of minutes to a few hours in length.

Today I thought I’d share a couple we have watched with you.


From what I’ve listened to, all the videos from Yad Vashem are less graphic (and therefore more suitable for a wider age range). πŸ˜€ Yad Vashem has a lot of short two or three minute clips as well as other longer ones.


A very refreshing glimpse of kindness amidst so much wickedness. Approx. 4 minutes.

β€œSilence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”


The world hates God. And because the world hates God, it also hates what God loves. So let us not remain silent! Let us speak up for what is right. God has certainly not finished with His chosen people, with Israel. For despite man’s unfaithfulness, God is ALWAYS faithful.


Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance.

Psalm 33:12

Learn why this holocaust survivor chooses to speak out. Goes for around a minute.


I want to finish with the reminder not to believe lies–serve God and strive to live according to His ways. Love what and whom God loves. πŸ™‚

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    May God help us to wear our Biblical glasses, so we can know what and who is important to God so that we also love what He loves. May God give us courage and wisdom to stand on His principles. Thankyou for reminding us that HIStory is important. May we all learn from it.

    1. Lauren Compton Post
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      Absolutely!! It’s so easy to be blinded by what the world tells us, rather than seeing things God’s way. May we all have the courage to stand up for the truth–come what may!

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    1. Lauren Compton Post
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      I hope you get the chance to sometime! Holocaust stories are so inspiring and sobering all at once! History is definitely important–so many things that we would do well to pay attention too.

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    Girl, you have no idea how sad/happy this post made me. I love Israel and the Holocaust is a very sensitive topic for me. I’m grateful I’ve never met a denier. (I have a cousin who was adopted that is Jewish, so yes, hatred towards her people infuriates me!) Thank you for speaking out on their behalf and reminding us all to never forget.

    Never Again…β™‘β™‘β™‘

    1. Lauren Compton Post
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      Thanks for taking the time to comment! πŸ™‚ I’m glad you were touched by this post. Hatred is such a horrible thing. May we all seek to be more like our Heavenly Father–loving as He loves.

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