Posted: Mon, 03/18/2013 - 13:20 |
Posted by: Steve Lipman |
In the immediate decades after World War II, the systematic murder of 6,000,000 Jews as part of Nazi genocide had not acquired a name of its own. When I learned about the fate of the Jews during the Final Solution, during religious school classes and temple youth groups in the 1960s, “Holocaust” hadn’t entered the public lexicon in this context.
But 60 years ago this spring, the Six Million acquired a face in this country.