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18-04-2010, 01:34 PM
 
The holocaust
I have a question for you guys on the USA/Some different state.
Since I'm from Israel, we mention the holocaust by standing to a horn for a minute (The horn goes all through country).
Now my question for you guys is - do you mention the holocaust?
What about Jews over the USA? Do you know if they mention it somehow?

From the way I see it, you people don't mention it, so it seems to be a Jewish-thing.
The problem is that even atheists over here, on Israel, do mention the holocaust, even though they are atheists.

I want to post it on an Israeli Jewish forum, but I wanted your replys first.

Thank you, and have a great day! Big Grin
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18-04-2010, 01:42 PM
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Nope. Over here in America, we don't really talk about the Holocaust all that much, except in history classes and the like. We do have a Holocaust Memorial Day, though.

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18-04-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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Yeah I actually meant for a memorial day, I forgot that word. Tongue
I also forgot to say that we mention the holocaust in a Holocaust memorial day as well. How exactly do you "memorial" it over the USA?
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18-04-2010, 09:20 PM
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I'm from Canada, we're close to the states Tongue Here in Canada we have a Holocaust memorial day as well and on Remembrance Day (Veteran's Day in the US) November 11th we always have a moment of silence for the holocaust.

Also, at least in my community, we have a few holocaust survivors living around and a few of them go to the schools in the area and talk about their experience. It isn't terribly pervasive in our culture, but we do have a few instances where we pay our respects, religious or not...

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20-04-2010, 06:20 AM
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"The problem is that even atheists over here, on Israel, do mention the holocaust, even though they are atheists."
WTF?!?! the holocaust ISN'T religious "thing", it's a national "thing". I don't see the paradox between being an atheist and mentioning the holocaust. Moreover, the extreme religious people in Israel (like Naturey Karta community or Satmer community) don't respect the holocaust memorial day, and don't stand during the horn because it's ""goy".

And for your knowledge- January 27th is the international memorial day of the holocaust.

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20-04-2010, 06:48 AM
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"Goy"?

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20-04-2010, 07:41 AM
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(20-04-2010 06:48 AM)Unbeliever Wrote:  "Goy"?

Yiddish term to a non-Jewish. it's more like an insult. As Jewish-I'm ashamed about it.
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20-04-2010, 07:42 AM
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Ah. Got it.

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