SCCSJ is proud to announce that we have finished one of Si Frumkin's major projects: we have published the book "The Holocaust DID Happen!"
"The Holocaust Did Happen!" is a collection of memoirs written by the Holocaust Survivors from the former Soviet Union. These stories are heartbreaking accounts of an unimaginable world where atrocity became a way of life and survival a miracle. They offer a testament to the future generations that evil existed, exists and will exist so it must be actively confronted in each generation. It is critical that we immortalize the victims in our memory and in our children’s memory so that the tragedy of the Jewish people during the years of the Second World War is never repeated. This book is ideal for educators to use when teaching the Holocaust because each story is another compelling lesson. People of all religions and backgrounds should be drawn to these stories because it touches the heart of all humanity.
Here are some of the endorsements of the book:
"I wholeheartedly endorse the commitment of Ella Frumkin to carry on the Holy work of her late husband Si, of Blessed Memory to ensure that the full scope of the fate of Jews in the former Soviet Union during the brutal years of the Second World War is made available to future generations. It is an unparalleled chapter of suffering, martyrdom, defiance and heroism that neither Nazism or Communism could erase. Without the opportunity to learn about these painful years, the Jewish People’s collective Memory of the Shoah would be incomplete. I look forward to housing this book at the Simon Wiesenthal Center and sharing its lessons with my own grandchildren."
"The testimonials of Holocaust survivors contained in this volume are timely and important. At a time when the number of Holocaust deniers is on the rise and the number of survivors is dwindling, the experiences documented in the following pages are as critical as ever. Future generations who will be brought into this world long after the last survivor is gone will have only these biographical testimonies and others like them, to turn to for evidence of the greatest crime ever committed against mankind."
"The stories contained in this book are touching, first-hand accounts of unbelievable courage, faith and hope in the face of unimaginable adversity; yet, they are far more than personal accounts of the sufferings of individuals at the hands of cruel oppressors. They are vivid reminders to all future generations that evil exists and must be actively confronted in each generation. Every Christian should realize that the Holocaust was a heinous attempt by evil to wipe out all God-fearing people. Even our faith was attacked at its root - Judaism!"