1922: Holocaust survivor Zdenka Novak (right),
who was born in Zagreb and now lives in Israel,
and her maternal grandmother, "Grosa" (left).
(Zdenka was born on 27 November 1919.)
<email@example.com>is the "National Israeli Center for Psychosocial Support of Survivors of the Holocaust and the Second Generation." AMCHA's Web site includes electronic versions of the Center's annual reports, as well as selected issues of the Center's AMCHA Link newsletter. "AMCHA is there to help, to understand, to listen." AMCHA provides the "opportunity for survivors and their families to unburden their hearts and know that they are not alone."
". . . I decided to write the story of my life, focusing on the Holocaust, something I had long been thinking about. I had hesitated for a long time and had no courage to do it. I knew that this would mean the opening of old wounds, the revival of painful feelings, the recalling of afflicting memories. Nevertheless, I considered it my duty to write these memoirs, to serve as a document for the coming generations, and as a warning to avoid a repetition of such tragedies.
". . . I was liberated from a Nazi death camp on May 8, 1945. I looked like a walking skeleton. I want the world to relive some of my experiences; and experiences of millions of holy Jewish people who were murdered by the criminal Nazis. Mothers and children, fathers, grandfathers and grandmothers were tortured, shot and gassed to death. These were very bad times for the holy Jewish people. . . ."
Remember that it is easy to save human
lives. . . . In those times, one climbed to the
summit of humanity by simply
Elie Wiesel, THE COURAGE TO CARE (p. xi)
Almighty God! Let the Ashes of the Children incinerated in Auschwitz, rivers of blood spilled in Babbi Yar or Majdanek, be a warning to mankind that violence is destructive, hatred is contagious, while man has an unlimited capacity for cruelty.The magazine includes editorials, feature articles, feedback and comments, previews of future topics, links to other sites; and, an extensive section of writings by Mr. Kimel, "Holocaust Understanding and Prevention."
. . . Fifty-five years later, Hartmann traveled back to the land where, between the Nazi rise to power in 1933 and the end of World War II in 1945, approximately 6 million Jews, homosexuals, Gypsies and handicapped persons were slaughtered. Hartmann, a photographer, set out to record the concentration camps as they appear today. "I realized that I had to do something about this time," Hartmann said. "I went to the camps to see what they said to me. . . ."The result of Hartman's travels is In the Camps, a book and two photographic exhibits.
Images from Zdenka Novak's memoirs are used with permission.
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