Monday, April 16, 2007

Martyrs and heroes of Holocaust remembered

Xinhua Online today featured Yad Vashem or Holocaust memorial held in Jerusalem yesterday shortly before the official opening ceremony marking the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day. Two Chinese, namely Pan Junshun and Ho Fengshan were also honoured as Righteous Among the Nations for saving many Jewish lives in the 1930s. When I was young, my grandmother used to tell me how European Jews, escaping anti-Semitism in interwar Europe when fascism was rising, found safe havens in Shanghai and Guangzhou.


Blogger Wee Siang said...

Shouldn't we also remember the death of the innocent civilians in Iraq since 2003? I wish the world would designate a day to commemorate the tragedy.

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