Israel: Commemorating the Holocaust

Amid memories of mass murder, a celebration of life

Most of the 4,000 men and women from 23 countries boarding planes bound for Israel carried an oddly shaped parcel. As airport security guards soon discovered, the packages contained rocks, some as small as a fist, some the size of a tombstone, all inscribed with the names of victims of Hitler's massacre of European Jewry. The passengers were Holocaust survivors and their children, headed for an unprecedented four-day meeting in Jerusalem, where their stones will be used to build a memorial for the 6...

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