A Passover machzor (festival prayerbook) that the Gergas family took with them when they were expelled from Alexandria, Poland and sent to Siberia. It was one of the religious books that enabled them to observe Jewish laws and to learn Hebrew in the remote regions of Kazakhstan. After the war the family immigrated to Israel. In January 2012, Esther Gergas donated to Yad Vashem the machzor and other religious books together with the correspondence with her cousins in Alexandria. #yadvashem…
The image shows that of the Jewish population was wiped out, the gas chambers killed 3 million people and other causes like disease and medical experiments killed more than Jews. Out of the thousands of Jews that went into hiding, survived.
The Neolog synagogue on the ‘Jewish Street’ in Bratislava (Pressburg). The synagogue was built in an oriental-Moorish style and was opened in 1895. It held several hundred seats. During the Holocaust the synagogue was desecrated, partially vandalized, and turned into a warehouse for religious books taken from the houses of the deported Jews of the city. In the 1980s the building was destroyed during construction of a bridge over the Danube River
Silence is never the answer. Stand up for what you believe in.- Elie Wiesel Quote / Sayings - We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.