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Impact of the Holocaust on the “Next” Generation to be Discussed at Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

April 9, 2014 at 6:55 AM

LIVINGSTON, NJ - On Sunday, April 27 at 5:00 p.m., Temple B’nai Abraham, located at 300 E. Northfield Rd., will hold its Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) service and commemoration, in which temple member Isabella Fiske will discuss the impact of growing up as a daughter of a survivor. The public is invited to attend.

For many years, Temple B’nai Abraham’s Yom HaShoah observances have featured Temple members who were personally involved in the Holocaust—those who were there sharing their tales.  They told of being in the camps, being in hiding and surviving the unimaginable—even as many of their family members did not.

This year, the temple is taking a new route as many Holocaust victims have aged and their children have come of age.  According to the temple “growing up with a parent or two with such a background is undoubtedly a unique experience, and learning of that experience is invaluable.”   

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Therefore, this year, life-long temple member Isabella Fiske, a member of a “new” generation, whose father Mark Schonwetter shared his own story with congregants a few years ago, will share her story and address a different set of questions including: 

  • What was the impact of the Shoah on you?
  • What was life like growing up as the daughter of your parents who were there and how has that made you different from your peers?
  • What are you aware of that they are not? 
  • How do you view life differently? 
  • What impact does it have on you as a parent? 

Holocaust Memorial Day begins at sunset on Sunday, April 27, and ends at nightfall on Monday, April 28. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising—the largest single revolt by Jews during World War II. The Uprising took place in 1943 when the Jewish resistance opposed Nazi Germany's final effort to transport the remaining Ghetto population to the Treblinka extermination camp. The rebellion occurred from April 19 to May 16and ended when the Germans liquidated the Ghetto.

It is estimated that 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust. Six million of these people were Jews. The Nazis also targeted gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, the non-Jewish Polish, and the disabled for persecution. Anyone who resisted the Nazis was also sent to forced labor or murdered. The Nazis killed approximately two-thirds of all Jews living in Europe, with an estimated 1.1 million of them being children.

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