Members of the US military carry the flags of Israel and the United States before the arrival of Israel’s Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman during an honor cordon at the Pentagon on April 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

I believe every Jew and Jew supporter should be dedicated in actively fighting against genocide, whether religious or non-religious. To eliminate a specific group of people is to obliterate a culture, tradition and religion. To remain silent is to do nothing and say that the past was ok.

I hope when I pause to look back at the road I’ve walked, I see the silhouette of little girl #3214 staring back at me waiving, smiling.

I hope to see the rescuer’s holding hands with the very ones they rescued, walking towards the light of peace.

I hope to see husband #B1500 hugging wife #A20000 as they dance towards their forever.

As I turn back to face the future, I hope I am able to say that I did enough to keep the memories of the murdered alive. In a world that is surrounded with hatred, bigotry, hopelessness and evil, we must shatter the evilness of the past and piece together beauty.

To share the beauty of Israel is to defeat what evil tried to accomplish-elimination..JenJenMarie 

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The Holocaust Museum Houston
Grand Reopening

The Holocaust Museum Houston

Holocaust Museum Houston, Lester and Sue Smith Campus will grand reopen June 22 through June 23, 2019, after a $34 million expansion of its original building. By more than doubling in size to a total of 57,000 square feet, the new facility will rank as the nation’s fourth largest Holocaust museum and is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. The new three-story structure will house a welcome center, four permanent galleries and two changing exhibition galleries, classrooms, research library, cafĂ©, 200-seat indoor theater and 175-seat outdoor amphitheater. 

The permanent Holocaust exhibit includes such rare artifacts as a rescue boat like those used by Danish fishermen to ferry Jewish neighbors to neutral territory under cover of night, as well as a World War II-era railcar like the ones that transported Jews to concentration camps and killing centers. A Human Rights Gallery will feature educational displays of all UN-recognized genocides as well as tributes to international human rights leaders including Malala Yousafzai and Martin Luther King, Jr. among others. The Museum will debut the nation’s largest gallery of artwork by the Holocaust survivor and painter Samuel Bak, with more than 130 works in exhibition rotation. Finally, an interactive media display will bring to life the writings of 12 young diarists, including Anne Frank, who died in genocides around the world.

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