It’s Israel’s Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah today May 2, 2019 and we remember all who lost their lives in the horror camps of World War 2 and specifically, in this post, at Bergen-Belsen.
Life After Belsen, the biography of Simon Bloomberg, captures the hope of the Jewish people who were displaced after the War and their dream to return to Eretz Yisrael. Simon Bloomberg, CBE, was soldier in the British army who became the only Jewish leader to head the United Nations relief effort in the Bergen-Belsen DP camp.
Hear the hope of some of the Jewish survivors of Belsen as they sing the Israeli national anthem, prior to the declaration of the State of Israel in 1948.
The world must never be allowed to forget the horror of the Holocaust so that genocide on this scale never happens again. Though a third of the Jewish people were wiped out in the Holocaust we’re thankful for all the survivors and everything they have accomplished to restore hope in humanity.
The original death camp at Bergen-Belsen was destroyed after the War and a displaced persons camp was opened nearby at Hohne. However the survivors refused to call it anything but Belsen. It was from this camp that Simon Bloomberg helped resettle many displaced people. Get a copy of his biography today to mark Yom HaShoah.
The world must never be allowed to forget the horror of the Holocaust so that genocide on this scale is never repeater. Though tragically a third of the Jewish people were wiped out in the Holocaust we’re thankful for all the survivors and everything they have accomplished to restore our hope in humanity.
#WeRemember the 6,000,000 men, women, and children, murdered by the Nazis during the #Holocaust for no reason other than they were Jewish.#NeverForget #NeverAgain #YomHaShoah pic.twitter.com/fbse2Vl1xA
— Embassy of Israel (@IsraelinUSA) May 1, 2019