Sunday, January 27, 2013

On Holocaust Memorial Day, remember Tunisia

 Tunisia was the only North African country directly occupied by the Nazis in 1942.

On Holocaust Memorial Day, Norma Fares has posted this entry on Facebook:

"Passing by the Jewish Cemetery in Tunis for Remembrance… for NEVER AGAIN. On the Holocaust Remembrance Day, I remember the 6 million victims, the Jews of the Arabic Middle East in particular who were also tortured and killed by Nazis.

A list of some of the Jewish people killed by Nazis can be read here, in the Jewish Cemetery in Tunis. "

These are some of the 5,000 Jews pressganged into labour camps under the Nazi occupation who were shot, tortured or beaten to death. Some 17 others were deported to death camps in Europe, never to return. 

The suffering of North African Jews in the Holocaust pales into insignificance compared  to the plight of Jews in Europe. Had the Allies not liberated these countries,  it would have been only a matter of time before their Jewish populations were systematically wiped out.
 
Passing by the Jewish Cemetery in Tunis for Remembrance… for NEVER AGAIN. On the Holocaust Remembrance Day, I remember the 6 million victims, the Jews of the Arabic Middle East in particular who were too tortured and killed by Nazis.
A list of some of [Arabic] Jewish people killed by Nazi's can be read here, in the Jewish Cemetery in Tunis.

2 comments:

Selina said...

I'm listening to Ofra Haza's 'Trains of no Return' today

Anonymous said...

How is it possible to do what the Nazis did to Jews. It is beyond humanity.
Yom hAshoa should be remembered by every country that handed Jews to Nazies
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