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Like many #SovietJews there's no #FirstSurvivor in our fam, bc #Holocaust unfolded mostly via mass shootings, aka 'Holocaust by bullets'. Most #RussianJews who survived war were in RedArmy or evacuated to various 'stans. But that's diff commemorative day. #HolocaustMemorialDay
TBH, I always felt disconnected from #FirstSurvivor stories b/c it didn't feel mine, didn't fit w/what I heard at home (like ALL of #SovietJewishhistory). I couldn't understand why what I learned at school abt #Holocaust didn't apply to my family. #HolocaustMemorialDay
I know now it did but hadn't been included in mainstream #JewishEducation. In fact, 2.5 million Jews were killed by Einsatzgruppen on Soviet territories. We had almost no survivors. But every former #shtetl, esp in Ukraine, is now ringed by mass graves. #HolocaustMemorialDay
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