April 21: Israeli Holiday – From Death to Life

Yom HaShoah- Memorial to the Holocaust

Today is the day we remember the survivors and soldiers who liberated the “camps” agree that neither words nor pictures can communicate the horror and the unfathomable hatred of man against man. 

At 10:00 AM sirens will blast for one minute all around Israel.  Everything comes to a stop and we all stand in silence and remember the 6,000,000 men, women and children who died in the Holocaust.

But the story doesn’t end there.  As we remember those who died, we must also remember those who gave their lives to comfort and to save them.  Even in the midst of the darkness God was working, bringing the dry bones to life.

Ezekiel 37:4-6

Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!  Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.  I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.”’”


Roll Call at Buchenwald Concentration Camp…those who couldn’t stand (sometimes in freezing temperatures for hours) were sent immediately to their death.

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