Yom Hashoah 2019: Remembering the fallen through stories
On Yom Hashoah we remember the 6 million precious Jewish lives that perished in the Shoah. Millions of these victims were Jewish children and teens, who were robbed of the opportunity to fully develop a Jewish sense of self and uncover the wisdom of our ancient traditions.
As the number of Shoah survivors declines, it becomes even more important to document and record their stories and the stories of their loved ones. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, New York teens participating in DOROT’s Jewish Summer Teen Interns program, part of the New York Teen Initiative, created several films in partnership with Old School Films, that chronicled stories from the Shoah.
In the top video, Leon Levy discusses how he survived imprisonment in a concentration camp and how he fell in love with his wife. Below Sandra Barty tells of how she traveled to Salonika, Greece as an adult to learn more about her father's Jewish family that died in the Shoah and her Greek-Jewish roots.
May the memories of those who perished in the Shoah forever be a blessing.