Picking up from the Harry Potter thread from yesterday, I was directed to this film, reminding us that Holocaust Remembrance Day this coming year will mark the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Daniel Radcliffe narrates (that's the connection). It's a long clip (10 min), but it is compelling, and this story still needs to be heard.
Each year, for many years now, around Yom haShoah in late April or early May, the Newman Center where I work has held days and weeks of remembrance to honor those who died in the Nazi holocaust. It was a passion of my predecessor, and we have continued it. Last year, we heard the story of a local man who survived the holocaust. His tale was astounding, and we were moved by his presence and his desire to share with us. This is something we cannot forget, because these horrors still go on.
Particularly striking is the one woman's assertion that "without hope we would have definitely perished." A reminder to us of God's gift of hope that transcends our human ability. Take the time to watch the video: