Tholian_Avenger wrote:Some 20 millions of Russians too.
Of course; I wasn't referring to casualties of war or victims of any other "cleansing," just the murder victims of the Holocaust itself.
BTW, I apologize - I don't recognize the last word in the Hebrew phrase in the pic. The first four words are as I mentioned, and are the full name of the holiday - it is colloquially called "Yom ha-Shoah" to differentiate it from "Yom ha-Zikaron," which occurs one week afterwards and is Israel's version of Memorial Day but with more memorial and less barbecues. That last word looks like "tisha'v" or "tisa'b," but I'm stumped. "Tisha" means "nine" as cardinal on its own or ordinal in combination, but I don't know the suffix. It could be a reference to "Tisha b'Av" - the ninth day of the Hebrew month Av, which corresponds to late July or early August, and is a day of fasting and meditation commemorating the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem; certain Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox sects commemorate the Holocaust on Tisha b'Av because of Yom ha-Shoah's proximity to Passover (which should be a time of celebration.)