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Holocaust Remembrance Day

This morning, some eight hours ahead of us in Central Texas, the sirens will sound in Israel and cars will stop, even on the freeways.

People will get out and stand silently for a time, remembering stories such as this one. Wherein we discover that the first two people killed by the British in World War II were not German Nazis, but Jewish refugees escaping from the German Nazis.

Via Simply Jews.

UPDATE: The Warsaw Ghetto uprising wasn’t the only way they fought back. For instance…