Remembering the Holocaust: Never Again!

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Today in Israel, and around the world, we stop to remember the evil that was perpetrated during the Holocaust, pray for the survivors and their families, and recommit ourselves to the principle: Never Again.

“A two-minute siren sounded across the country at 10 am Thursday in memory of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust,” reports Ynet News. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a moving address honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day, and applied its lessons to the current showdown with Iran. Israeli President Shimon Peres also discussed Iran today in light of the Holocaust. I commend these to your attention.

Last November, I had the opportunity to travel to Poland with two pastors and their wives to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps for the first time. My son, Caleb, and I produced a short video of that trip which might help you and your family and friends get a brief glimpse inside the tragedy and what it means.

Most of all, please pray for these survivors, that the Lord would draw them close to His heart and heal their memories and show them His amazing grace and mercy. As the Hebrew prophet Isaiah wrote, “How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, who announces salvation, and says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’” (Isaiah 52:7)


    1. Are you speaking of Joel C. Rosenberg’s visit? You can find more on his blog at He is an amazing Christian writer and is such an inspiration to me and so many others.


        1. No problem. I was just thinking, I hope she doesn’t think I was the writer, although I wish I could write like he does. And, I’ve never been to Auschwich. If I ever go there, I don’t know if I could ever sleep again. I’ve seen so many pictures and they are horrific. I’m glad you and I have found each other. It’s always great to hear from you.


          1. I feel the same way. I would love to go to one and document it, for my children and grandchildren to know the truth about what happened. My last year of working in the Public school system in California some teachers were already stopping the teaching of Anne Frank and the Holocaust, and I thought these kids aren’t going to know the truth. I don’t want my children to be among those who are being like sheep led to the slaughter in not knowing. My family, mother’s side has stories from that period in History, and the Holocaust is much of the reason my grandfather turned his back on Germany, the land of his father, and refused to let the family buy German made products while he was alive. It taught us, his grandchildren to stand as he did for what is right, and I’m thankful for that. One thing he would never want us to do is stop remembering what happened to over 6 million jews and even more people who were killed because they tried to help the Jews during that time. It’s a hard event to remember from history, but it is important that we do…next time it will be Christians who will be under the attack of the AntiChrist.


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