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Marking the Day–But Which Day? Marking the Day–But Which Day?
Monday, April 8, 2013 by Michael Carasik | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

If it's the 27th of the month, it must be Holocaust Remembrance Day.  But what are we remembering, and why?  Differences in memorializing the Holocaust reflect fundamentally differing perspectives on Jewish history.
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Fallen Soldier Joseph Berger, New York Times. Boruch Spiegel, who was one of the last survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, escaped the Nazis via the sewers, only to return to the city to fight with Polish partisans a year later.
Warsaw: 70 Years On David Samuels, Tablet. "I was never so afraid as when I helped Jews," recalls Polish rescuer and statesman Władysław Bartoszewski.  "Despite the fear, one has to do what has to be done.  The right thing."
The Path of Most Resistance Benjamin Ginsburg, GovStud. It is commonly assumed that European Jews made little effort to resist the Nazis.  But, if we "look for resistance where it was possible to resist," then "we come to a very different conclusion."