Why I Wore My Father’s Medal Today.
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Why I Wore My Father’s Medal Today. April 11 2015 Amichai Lau-Lavie On April 11th 1945 Buchenwald was liberated and my father Naphtali, 19 year old Jewish prisoner, was liberated, along with his younger brother Israeli, age 8. In all the years since, April 11th has become my father’s celebrated birthday, a quiet opportunity […]
Etty’s Legacy: Our One Moral Duty. Word #27
At 3:15 pm on the 11th of April 1945, the American Army’s 9th Armored Infantry Battalion stormed through the barbed wire gates of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Germany, freeing, at least in body, some 21,000 prisoners. Among them my father Naphtali, age 19 and his 7 years old brother, Israel. Steven Fenves, a young […]
WORD: A Word a Week from the World’s Best Seller. Follow the Annual Torah Re-Run Series with Amichai Lau-Lavie’s Newest Year-Long Blog. To subscribe via email click here. To listen to the audio version click here. play outside בחוץ Monday morning,10am, siren pierces the sky – Holocaust Commemoration Day and everybody stands still for […]