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We tend to talk about the victims of the Shoah in the context of the entire community of Six Million. But the people who died in the Holocaust were not named “Six Million.” Each one of them was an individual.

Among those slaughtered by the Nazi’s were mothers worrying about their childrens’ homework, young girls with crushes on young boys, young boys who cared more about soccer than young girls. Rabbis who taught, Fathers who worked hard to see that their kids had everything. There are six-million individual stories in the Shoah, only a tiny part of those stores involves how they died. It is so important to remember how they lived, and how we are ALL so much poorer because their lives were cut short.

And thank God some of them survived, not only to give testimony to what happened, but to perpetuate the memory of their loved ones by teaching their children how they lived.

That’s why Yad Vashem and other Holocaust Museums are so very important, they help us remember their how they lived their lives as well as how they died.

Below are some of their stories in video (if you cannot see videos below click here)

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