Lessons from the Holocaust: The Power of One Life, One Person
International Holocaust Remembrance Day—observed every January 27, the day the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated in 1945—is a day to remember one of the darkest times in history, a time that resulted in the horrific murder of six million Jewish souls.
While it is a somber day to remember the lives lost at the hands of the Nazis, it is also a time for us all to remember the lessons of the Holocaust. It is a time when we renew the pledge that the Jewish people adopted after this catastrophic event: Never Forget. Yet as host Yael Eckstein reminds us, it is not enough to just remember; we also must take meaningful action.
In today’s powerful podcast, Yael shares two valuable lessons we can learn from the Holocaust—the value and importance of saving even one life and how one person can make a tremendous impact on the world. Listen now!
For additional information on why we must remember the Holocaust, listen to Yael’s conversation with Elisha Wiesel, son of Elie Wiesel, a Noble prize recipient and one of the most renowned Holocaust survivors, whose book Night tells of his harrowing survival of the Nazi death camps.
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In today’s podcast, Yael looks to the lessons we can learn from the Holocaust. But first, she looks to the Bible:
“The LORD spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron who died when they approached the LORD.” (Leviticus 16:1)
This verse tells us that after the terrible death of Aaron’s sons, God gave instructions to Moses about when and how the priests should approach God so that they wouldn’t suffer the same fate as Aaron’s sons did.
Many have seen the connection between this Scripture and the Holocaust, after the death of the six million Jews. And just as this verse tells us that God spoke to Moses after the tragic death of Aaron’s sons, God is speaking to us today after the tragic death of so many of His people, telling us that there are important lessons for us to learn from this tragedy.
In this insightful episode, Yael shares with us two important lessons from the Holocaust, and discusses how we can incorporate ways to value every life and extend ourselves to help those in need. As we learn from the Holocaust, there is power in one—the value of each life and the impact that even one person can make to better our world.
Indeed, as Yael shares, there is no better way to pay tribute to the six million Jewish people who perished in the Holocaust than to take meaningful action today. May our lives honor them and may their memory be a blessing.
For additional information on why we must remember the Holocaust, listen to Yael’s “Conversations with Yael” podcast with Elisha Wiesel, son of Elie Wiesel, a Noble prize recipient and one of the most renowned Holocaust survivors, whose book “Night” tells of his harrowing survival of the Nazi death camps.
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