Today is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army. According to the BBC, 1.1 million people, primarily Jewish, were put to death by the Nazis in the camp.
Approximately six million Jews were systematically murdered in Nazi concentration camps in World War ll, between 1939 and 1945.
Before the Holocaust, the pre-war Jewish population (and as early as 1933) in Europe was approximately 9.5 million. By 2012, Europe's Jewish population was approximately 1.4 to 1.6 million.
About half of the world's Jewish population lives in the U.S.
- Additional sources NerLeElef/Judaism Online, other web sites.
Viva Charlie Hebdo:
Yahweh-Allah-God-Elohim-Ahura Mazda just before His first cup of coffee in the morning.
Please give to the Palestine Red Crescent Society HQ, Palestine, Al-bireh/ (972) (2) 297-8520/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Please give to the American Red Cross, 2025 E. Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006/ 800-RED-CROSS
Happy belated Martin Luther King Day. I was out of state on 1/19 ...
Please give to Make-A-Wish Foundation 4742 N. 24th Street/ Suite 400, Phoenix, Arizona, 85016/ 800-722-9497.
A carbuncle is a roiled mass of skin or a beautiful gem. The incredible gem is pictured in the logo below and at the bottom of the short story section...
Kevin O'Kendley is the owner of Carbuncle Moon, and the author of all original material -- cartoons, blogs, shorts, essays, articles -- on the website (there has been a very limited editorial input in some of my work). All quoted sources are noted. I am responsible for all posts. The only blogs not time-dated are those advertising nonprofits. All nonprofits are vetted, investigated, though after the summer of 2018 my vetting has lapsed: (6/1/21).
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