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Marking the Shoah in Mississippi

Jewish star at Dachau (Photo: flickr/adam39393)

At The Fellowship, we not only help the remaining survivors of the Holocaust through their often lonely and impoverished later years, but we also try to educate others about this dark chapter in the Jewish people's history. That is why we find this story by Diane A. McNeil in The Jerusalem Post so heartening - that children separated by thousands of miles and over seven decades are giving voice to a generation that was so evilly snuffed out:

On a breezy, rather chilly March morning at an unlikely location in rural Mississippi, two groups of children separated by more than 70 years in time and many, many miles in distance, merged onto an unsuspecting world stage for the purpose of the present generation giving voice to those past.

On that day, the brilliance of the murdered children of the Holocaust and the spark of the present generation were united as the Unknown Child Holocaust Memorial/Park was launched.

The highly unlikely union began back in 2009 when Horn Lake Middle School, Mississippi, middle school teachers Susan Powell and Melissa Swartz came to the grim realization that many of their students had “never heard there was a Holocaust,” as one student put it...

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