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Yesterday my Great Aunt Rachel died at the grand age of 100. Her family and almost everyone she knew were murdered. She fled with her life and nothing else.....
Everything she knew was destroyed - an entire culture. She always considered herself German but her countrymen had other other ideas. She escaped to safety in our historic homeland: Israel....
Survivors fled to Israel because people proved they cannot be trusted not to turn on Jews.

And if it was left to ‘anti-zionists’, jews would still be rootless, and slaves to the fickle whims of non-Jews....
My Great Aunt never stopped feeling German. But her descendants now have the good fortune not to experience antisemitism, and to be openly Jewish in peace...
So when you compare Israel to Nazis it is more than offensive. When you suggest that the country where six million Jews live has no right to exist, you are proposing their ethnic cleansing once again....
Great Aunt Rachel was buried today. The last of her generation. And my generation will be the last to have a connection to that generation.

Antisemites already feel emboldened enough to raise their voices. People are using antisemitic ideas for the big issues of our times...
The more I see, the more I realise that without any Israel there would be no Rachels. Only more death, slavery, lynchings and scapegoating.

Everyone who dies from that generation takes valuable history with them, and leaves us with a valuable lesson. Goodbye Rachel x

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