This evening marks the beginning of Yom HaShoah, officially called Yom HaShoah v'HaGevurah--Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day. Ceremonies are held at synagogues, Jewish schools, Holocaust museums and many throughout the State of Israel. The day begins with a ceremony at Yad Vashem.
There are many moving, and even haunting, exhibits there, at Yad Vashem.
When you make your way through the museum you are forced to follow a meandering path. Although you can see to the end of the exhibits, and the windows that look out on Jerusalem's hills, you cannot walk in a direct, straight line. Instead you must walk back and forth through the many chapters, and episodes, that mark the Holocaust. The path is obscured.
Years ago I found myself in the exhibit about the Netherlands. I was transfixed by this story and video testimony.
This is but one episode among millions.