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Remembrance Story: German Jewish Soldiers in the First World War

This powerful contribution from the National Holocaust Centre and Museum reminds us how humanity has the tragic ability to tear itself apart. Through prejudice whipped up by those who build power for themselves generating fear in others. One can only imagine the feelings of a Jewish soldier who fought for his country, Germany, in World War 1. Only to find himself deported to a concentration camp during World War 2 and killed in the name of that same country for his beliefs. Or the German mother who lost her son in World War 1 and now found herself facing the same end.

These lessons from our past about humanity’s fundamental flaws must never be forgotten, and generations must continue to pass this learning on into the future. We are after all one global human family.

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