Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The US Holocaust Museum -

I visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington this Sunday. As I was watching the terrible newsreels showing the Allied armies entering the death camps, I kept on flashing the verse in Yirmyahu 9:21 –

דַּבֵּר, כֹּה נְאֻם-יְהוָה, וְנָפְלָה נִבְלַת

הָאָדָם, כְּדֹמֶן עַל-פְּנֵי הַשָּׂדֶה; וּכְעָמִיר מֵאַחֲרֵי הַקֹּצֵר

וְאֵין מְאַסֵּף

21 Speak: Thus says the LORD--And the carcasses of men fall as dung upon the open field, and as sheaves behind the reaper, with none to pick them up.'

Don't miss the last exhibit, the approximately 90 minute video of the few survivors relating their testimony.

An emotionally harrowing six hours!


  1. You were in my neighborhood but didn't come to visit!

    My synagogue holds an annual Holocaust Museum trip on Tisha B'av.

  2. RJM - I felt your aura though!

    It was an experience though. It is so well done and heart wrenching.