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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:00 PM

Holocaust victims can still be helped, more than 70 years later

GLENS FALLS — More than 70 years after the Holocaust, there are still things people can do to help the Jews who were murdered.

People can help care for the abandoned cemeteries that hold the victims' ancestors, said Dr. Michael Lozman, an orthodontist from Latham.

That was the message at Sunday’s Holocaust Remembrance Day event at Congregation Shaaray Tefila. Lozman described his one-man effort to restore Eastern European Jewish cemeteries that had been abandoned ever since the Jewish communities there were destroyed during the Holocaust.

"What can you do for those Jews who were murdered? Restore their family cemeteries. It's our obligation, our responsibility," he said.

Much more (Includes photos): http://poststar.com/news/local/holocaust-victims-can-still-be-helped-more-than-years-later/article_6de9482e-de73-5151-a73a-c2ead34726ff.html

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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:32 PM

1. Good idea!

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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:38 PM

2. I try to do my part by educating people.

I refuse to stay silent in regards to anti-Semitism, no matter the side, and I talk about the Holocaust when I can. As we marvel at the numbers of people who don't know what the Holocaust was, how many of the victims were Jews, we are also watching people deny it ever happened, trying to "scale down" the actual impact, or even "re-direct" when the discussion is about Jews ("won't somebody please think of the others".

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EXCLUSIVE W/Video: Shocking Anti-Semitism During Holocaust Remembrance Day at Columbia U

When members of Columbia’s Students Supporting Israel campus group set up a memorial booth on April 11th, for Holocaust Remembrance Day, honoring the 6 million Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis, the memorial was disrupted by the screaming chants of anti-Israel protesters.

The table for the commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day had testimonials from Holocaust survivors as well as memorial candles laid out. After an hour in which Jewish students shared the stories of holocaust survivors, a large group of anti-Israel protests gathered across the plaza from the SSI table.

The protestors, a coalition of groups that make up Columbia University’s Apartheid and Divest student group, stood on Columbia’s College Walk chanting, “From Gaza to the plaza, globalize the Intifada!” This was followed by more violent chants such as, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” These slogans, call for the ethnic cleansing of the Jews and the destruction of the state of Israel.

Shocked and sickened to the core, Jewish students persisted with their event by reminding those who passed by both that today was Holocaust Memorial Day, and that Jews must continue to fight anti-Semitism wherever it appears.


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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:51 PM

3. This was the top story in my local paper today and I thought it was worth passing on

It was an effort that I hadn't been aware of before so I thought it was worth acknowledging - and a friend of mine is an active member so I'm guessing she was there. Since I was close to my grandmother, I've taken an interest in family history - my second cousin has been involved in restoring an abandoned cemetery where many of our ancestors are buried - but this is a much tougher job - and I sure admire Dr. Lozman for doing this difficult and essential work and for getting the next generation involved. These people deserve to be remembered.

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