HISTORY 283 JEWISH STUDIES 235. JEWS IN MODERN TIMES. Syllabus. http://www.history.umd.edu/Faculty/BCooperman/Modern/283syllabus2007.htm http://www.history.umd.edu click on “Faculty” and then “Cooperman” and then on the course name. History 299c. Films Tuesday 3-6 F S Key 0106.
IN MODERN TIMES
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Here in the heart of Auschwitz-Birkenau, a scream seeks to burst from the depth of our soul and yet there is a spark of pride.The Jewish people have arisen from the death camps ashes, as a brand snatched from the burning fire. We have returned to our homeland. Three hours flight from here, we have re-established our homeland….
The Jewish people survived the destruction, suffering, exiles, expulsions and the greatest tragedy - the Shoah.
Despite it all, we have returned to our homeland and we have built a modern, developed, democratic state, which has ingathered the Jewish people from the four corners of the earth.
In all of human history, there has been no similar event.
My brothers and sisters, the martyrs of the Shoah, who were not able to join the State of Israel, world leaders have come to this place, which was your hell, in order to remember you. You are the lost citizens of our homeland.
• links Holocaust with State of Israel “which provided a consoling sense of home if not of safety for years to come.”