The middle ages are often referred to as the dark ages but I really think the Dark Ages were from 1933 to 1945. However with every darkness there is also light. This blog is dealing with those few bits of light that shone during those dark ages.
The picture above is a picture of an American Jews organized nation-wide boycott of Nazi-Germany. Such a show of support, in so united a way is displayed beautifully in this picture from a rally in 1937.
This amazing photo depicts Jews in hiding during Passover in Poland, baking matzos.
A soldier in the Jewish Brigade, a segment of the British Army that fought the Germans in Italy in 1944.Holding a bomb the bomb says “Hitler’s Gift”
This photo has made the rounds after the passing of Rabbi Herschel Schachter, depicted leading this Shabbat service shortly after the liberation of Buchenwald. There is something beyond moving about this image that shows the prisoners, still in their garb, still in their prison, but liberated and celebrating the most important day of the week.
The 2 images below are pictures from survivors of a “Death Train”
Three trains were sent from Bergen-Belsen on April 10, 1945 with the purpose to move eastward from the Camp, to the Elbe River, where they were informed that it would not be advisable to proceed further because of the rapidly advancing Russian Army. The train then reversed direction and proceeded to Farsleben, where they were then told that they were heading into the advancing American Army.
The engineers were then given orders, to drive the train onto the bridge over the Elbe River, where they either had to blow it up, or just crash it off the end of the damaged bridge, with all of the cars of the train crashing into the river, ] killing or drowning everyone on the train The engineers were having some second thoughts about this action, as they too would be hurtling themselves to death also this is the point at which they were discovered, just shortly after the leading elements of the 743rd Tank Battalion arrived on the scene.
Jewish survivors of the Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp, some still in their camp clothing, stand on the deck of the refugee immigration ship Mataroa, on July 15, 1945 at Haifa port.
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