Essay The Holocaust and the Israeli Society
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This paper discusses the Holocaust, the effect on the survivors, and the way Israel memorializes its victims.
This paper explains that the most intimidating feature of the Holocaust was that people were mute to extremities of human pain, eking out their survival under the most discouraging conditions. Heroism is at the core of the Holocaust, an irredeemable section of it. The author points out that Israel, with the largest number of survivors, has had a large role in saving the reminiscences of the people of the Holocaust. The paper relates that, in Israel, the 27th of Nissan, which comes after Passover, is Yom Hashoah, the Israeli national day of mourning and commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust and other martyrs.
“For these survivors, marriages were seen to be a tough experience, and the task of raising children was even tougher. One among the most recurrent argument in favor of the survivors is that they wanted to become parents so as to ascertain themselves with a proper relationship. The most prevalent aspect of child survivors is the fight with their memories, whether there is abundance or a dearth of it. Nowadays for the child survivor, an even more confusing dilemma is the intervening parts of memory – most are emotionally virulent and sorrowful but make no clear sense. They seem to recur more and more in course of time and are set off by umpteen subconscious or unconscious memories.”