Remembering the Shoah
By Alex Grobman, PhD
(April 29th, 2023 / JEWISHLINK.NEWS) As the number of Holocaust survivors continues to dwindle, there is a fear that no one will be left to bear witness. Hearing a survivor’s individual testimony and being able to connect personally with them can be an extremely powerful and emotional experience. Without the survivors, there is a concern the Holocaust will become a distant memory. Thanks to the myriad of oral histories, diaries, letters, books, films and poems produced by victims, survivors, perpetrators, historians, theologians, psychologists, and philosophers, as well as postwar trial transcripts, we have an enormous volume of information to document the German attempt to destroy the Jewish people. With all this evidence and corroboration, there are a number of issues that must concern us.