Thursday, June 15, 2006

Never Forget

6 Comments:

Anonymous A Persian Maidel said...

Wow...now thats a good post!!!

Thu Jun 15, 06:20:00 PM 2006  
Blogger G-D SQUAD said...

FedorahBlack sent me the link, so props to him.

This cartoon immediately made me think of a few things: (1) Wow, there are so few survivors left, and by the time I have children there probably won't be any left to tell the story first-hand.

(2) I was reminded of a friend of mine from Jerusalem, a female, about 22 years old right now, who got a tattoo on her forearm identical to Holocaust tattoos, so that her children would ask what the tattoo was from and she could tell them, so it made her more involved in the Holocaust, in a sense. Talk about "Never forget."

Obviously people react very differently to her tattoo. What do you guys think about that? Was that a legitimate tool for remembering?

Anyway, shkoiach again to FB for the heads up.

Thu Jun 15, 09:14:00 PM 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

woa. i remember that comic strip from high school and saved it!

Fri Jun 16, 02:36:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Fedora Black said...

" woa. i remember that comic strip from high school and saved it! "

The comic is from 2002!

Oy do I suddenly feel old...

Fri Jun 16, 01:30:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Fedora Black said...

I actually have issues with the young woman that G-squade mentions. Not so much because she got a tatoo (a big no-no in Judaism, but that is another post...), but because she is taking on something that was meant to be the task/burden of another generation, as something for herself. And sadly out of fashion more than anything else, it would seem to me. I doubt that she would shave her head, dress in a lice infested, black and white prison outfit, and live off a bowl of soup and a slice of bread a day while doing hard labor.

Each generation has its own tasks and issues that it must face. The Shoah was something that the previous generations had to face and deal with, and those of us born after it have our own tasks, i.e. assimilation, intermarriage, and internal strife, and lack of true emmuna, issues that are as much a threat to our people as the Shoah. Indeed, it is far worse, as it seems like something that is no threat at all to many Jews, and that there is no outside enemy to fight. Certainly there was assimilation in the past, and there was certainly the destruction of Jewish communities before the Shoah. But of all the problems that always face the Jewish people, a few of them "flare up" and become the focal point of a given generation, and the task of that generation to deal with. What binds each generation to the next is the fact that the Torah is the eternal tool for handling the issues that face any given generation.

Mon Jun 19, 12:01:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Editor said...

My local newspaper re-ran it in 2006.

Fri Jun 30, 01:09:00 AM 2006  

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