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WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

Monday, April 12, 2010
10 years ago1,852 views

Google placed a candle on the homepage of Google Israel, alt text is "Holocaust Remembrance Day"


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ianf [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Given discrepancy between the commonly-observed date of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (19 April 1943)
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and this, I investigated and discovered a priceless example of history-management-by-compromise:

» [...] The Zionists in Israel, many of whom had fought in the ghettos or as partisans, wanted to commemorate the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – April 19, 1943. But this date on the Hebrew calendar is the 14th of Nissan – the day before Passover, a very important and happy holiday. Orthodox Jews objected to this date.

For two years, the date was debated. Finally, in 1950, compromises and bargaining began. The 27th of Nissan was chosen, which falls beyond Passover but within the time span of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Orthodox Jews still did not like this date because it was a day of mourning within the traditionally happy month of Nissan. As a final effort to compromise, it was decided that if the 27th of Nissan would affect Shabbat (fall on Friday or Saturday), then it would be moved. If the 27th of Nissan falls on a Friday, Holocaust Remembrance Day is moved to the preceding Thursday. If the 27th of Nissan falls on a Sunday, then Holocaust Remembrance Day is moved to the following Monday.

On April 12, 1951, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) proclaimed Yom Hashoah U'Mered HaGetaot (Holocaust and Ghetto Revolt Remembrance Day) to be the 27th of Nissan. [...] «
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