April 16, 2015

Being with Ghetto Fighters on Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day

Detail from Yad Layeled children's museum and memorial, Israel

I joined more than 6,000 people at the Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day Annual Assembly at Kibbutz Lohamei Haghetaot (Ghetto Fighters) in the Western Galilee. In 1949, Holocaust survivors from Poland and Lithuania, the last remaining survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, partisans, prisoners of concentration camps, those who went into hiding using a false identity, and those who escaped to the USSR founded the kibbutz.

I captured this image at the kibbutz Yad Layeled museum, which guides young visitors from age 10 through experiences of children who lived during the Nazi's ghastly genocide plan against European Jews, the Final Solution. Never again. Remember.

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April 10, 2015

Passover and Easter in Neve Zedek Quarter, Tel Aviv

During these Passover and Easter spring festivals — with their rich traditions and meanings, "Father" Yakir feeds matzot to pigeons. We found a package of this seasonal unleavened bread on a bench with minimal, uh, droppings on the seat.