Terrible Things is a gentle introduction to the Shoah.*
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Read by Keren
- Shoah is a Hebrew word which means calamity. It is the preferred word used in Israel for Holocaust, an English word, which means “burnt offering” or “sacrifice to G-d.” The Jews of Europe were not sacrificed, they were murdered in a genocide of man’s hatred.
Really powerful story! And just as relevant for today, sadly. Thank you Keren.