Hanukkah during the Holocaust

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I have heard and read a lot of Holocaust survivor stories and the one thing they all had in common was that they never gave up hope.

I think that is a greater feat then the actual survival. How can you keep hope when you see your family and friends being taken away or being slaughtered in front of your own eyes.Or knowing that they will be killed soon.

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At the Treblinka extermination camp it would only take 30 minutes from the train arriving to death in the gas chambers.And yet there were those who held on to their faith and kept hope.

I don’t know too much about Hanukkah. I know it’s the the Jewish Festival of Light and it remembers the rededication of the second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. (Hanukkah is the Jewish word for ‘dedication’.) Hanukkah last for eight days and starts on the 25th of Kislev, the month…

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