Shoah: the young Israelis who get tattoos numbers deported not to forget

Shoah: the young Israelis who get tattoos numbers deported not to forget

Jerusalem : Israel | Oct 22, 2012 at 1:21 AM PDT
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Fad indecent or solution against oblivion? Young Israelis had been tattooed on the forearm number deportation of their grandparents. The initiative creates controversy. 4559. This issue, Livia Ravek the door on his left arm since 1942, when she was deported to Auschwitz. She was 16. Today his little son, Daniel, 24, has the same number. In Israel, young people have decided to get a tattoo on the forearm the numbers grandparents were victims of the Holocaust. A way for them to honor them. And most importantly, do not forget. Daniel admits that this act may seem "shocking". "But it is so easy to forget. Already Some say: 'What is the Holocaust already? Oh, a story between the Jews and the Nazis in Germany." For the next generation, it will only be a story, unimportant, "he says in a report recently aired on France 2. Grandmother of Daniel little taste this initiative: "I was not happy when Daniel did it. I have to wear [this issue] all my life." "Maybe it is. Maybe not. I do not know ..." 4 years, Eli Sagir door number 157,622, that of his grandfather. "My generation knows absolutely nothing about the Holocaust," he told the young woman at the New York Times. "You talk to them and they feel that it is the exodus from Egypt, ancient history. Moi I want my generation to remember. I want to tell the story of my great father. " His family accepted his approach much better than Daniel: "When I showed for the first time the number to my grandfather, he cried and he kissed my arm," she says. Shortly after, his mother and uncle have also decided to do the same thing she did. In Israel, the weight of the Holocaust is extremely heavy, if not intrinsically linked to the creation of the Jewish state. The history of Nazism
gloriacalzita is based in Quezon, Central Luzon, Philippines, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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