Grade 7 Remembrance Day Essays

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Not afraid to tread on toes, oblivious of what the IHRA definition of antisemitism says you can or can’t say, Levy dares to make direct comparisons between what happened to Jews and what Israel is doing to the Palestinians in Gaza In On This Holocaust Remembrance Day, Let Us Forget he writes “I have yet to hear a single teenager come back from Auschwitz and say that we mustn’t abuse others the way we were abused.There has yet to be a school whose pupils came back from Birkenau straight to the Gaza border, saw the barbed-wire fence and said, Never again. Gaza is permitted because of Auschwitz.” In The Gaza Ghetto Uprising he writes Half a week after Holocaust Remembrance Day, the knowledge that 2 million people have been locked up more than 12 years behind barbed wire in a giant cage doesn’t remind Israel of anything and doesn’t arouse anything. I see no more important political and educational task for the leaders of this nation than to take the side of life, to dedicate ourselves to building our future and not to be preoccupied morning and night with symbols, ceremonies and lessons of the Holocaust.” Elkana was a prophet; as he predicted and warned, Holocaust memory has turned into incitement to hatred.Thirty-one years later, the Holocaust is flourishing in the democratic process, whose cracks are becoming wider since the right wing appropriated it for its needs and propaganda.

Not afraid to tread on toes, oblivious of what the IHRA definition of antisemitism says you can or can’t say, Levy dares to make direct comparisons between what happened to Jews and what Israel is doing to the Palestinians in Gaza In On This Holocaust Remembrance Day, Let Us Forget he writes “I have yet to hear a single teenager come back from Auschwitz and say that we mustn’t abuse others the way we were abused.There has yet to be a school whose pupils came back from Birkenau straight to the Gaza border, saw the barbed-wire fence and said, Never again. Gaza is permitted because of Auschwitz.” In The Gaza Ghetto Uprising he writes Half a week after Holocaust Remembrance Day, the knowledge that 2 million people have been locked up more than 12 years behind barbed wire in a giant cage doesn’t remind Israel of anything and doesn’t arouse anything. I see no more important political and educational task for the leaders of this nation than to take the side of life, to dedicate ourselves to building our future and not to be preoccupied morning and night with symbols, ceremonies and lessons of the Holocaust.” Elkana was a prophet; as he predicted and warned, Holocaust memory has turned into incitement to hatred.Thirty-one years later, the Holocaust is flourishing in the democratic process, whose cracks are becoming wider since the right wing appropriated it for its needs and propaganda.

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Dawson Lehmann recited the poem In Flanders Fields by John Mc Crae.

The service ended with the singing of God Save the Queen and Rolland Pelletier marching out the colours.

But in the face of the latest bombings of Gaza and before this Saturday’s national demonstration in support of the Palestinians we have to comment; we do so by way of republishing two recent articles by Israeli journalist Gideon Levy. ********** Yom Ha Shoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) in Israel falls on the 27th day of Nisan, 2nd May this year in the western calendar.

In two blistering pieces Gideon Levy inveighs against what Israel is doing and what Israel has become.The legacy of the Holocaust has caused Israel fateful damage; it solidified nationalism and validated militarism instead of shaping humanism, justice, morality and compliance with international law, which in Israel 2019 are considered treason or weakness.Elkana was convinced that Holocaust memory was the source of existential anxiety and it was this that led to hatred of Arabs. It’s not fear that drives the hatred and racism toward Arabs, but rather the opposite, the self-victimization.The service began with Rolland Pelletier marching in the colours.A song, We Will Remember Them, was sung by Kacy Tkachuk, accompanied by Michelle Gall, Jenna Gall, Alicea Rice and Kendra La Freniere, while a video produced by the students was played. An essay, written by Michelle Gall titled, Daddy, If You Should Come Back, was read by Alicea Rice.Essays - Grades 7, 8 and 9, Michelle Gall, Gillian Oliver and Kyle Striga; Grades 10, 11 and 12, Amber Jackson.Peter Derbawka, chairperson of the Remembrance Day committee, gave the Helen Skotniski Bursary to some of the winners of the Legion entries. The Speers United Church choir sang The Lord’s Prayer and a hymn, Put Peace into Each Other’s Hands. This year Pastor Conrad Hunchak gave the invocation and scripture reading.Since my childhood I’ve viewed the siren as a fire that consumes human beings.I will think about Sofie and Hugo, my grandparents, whose names are listed on a wall in a Prague synagogue among the names of other victims, and I will see them burning.

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