Category: Holocaust

To celebrate her 104th birthday, Holocaust survivor Shoshana Ovitz asked for a gift: That all her descendants come together for prayer at the Western Wall (the Kotel). This is the picture.

Gay male victims of the Holocaust, who wore the downward-facing pink triangle, were still considered to be criminals when they were freed from concentration camps. They were often sent back to prison to serve out their terms.

It is illegal under German law to deny the holocaust, which is punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

Scientists found that descendants of Holocaust survivors have altered stress hormones. They are more vulnerable to the effects of stress and are more likely to experience symptoms of PTSD as a result of family trauma imparting epigenetic changes.

Sex therapist Dr. Ruth is also a trained sniper. Her family was killed in the Holocaust, and at 16 she moved to Israel to join the Jewish military. She discovered she was a lethal sniper, and ‘could hit the target smack in the center further away than anyone could believe.’

During WW1 the Ottoman Empire was responsible for death of over 1 million Armenians living in their empire. This event was the basis for the creation of the word “Genocide”. The Armenian Genocide is the second most-studied case of genocide after the Holocaust. source

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