As an author, I tell stories 🙂 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. 🙂 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). 😀 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.
“Silence 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. 🙂