The Chief Rabbinate of Israel chose to observe the Tenth of Tevet as a “general kaddish day” (yom hakaddish ha’klalli) to allow the relatives of victims of the Holocaust, and whose yahrtzeits (anniversaries of their deaths) is unknown, to observe the traditional yahrtzeit practices for the deceased, including lighting a memorial candle, learning mishnayot and reciting the kaddish. According to the policy of the Chief Rabbinate in Israel, the memorial prayer is also recited in synagogues, after the reading of the Torah at the morning services. To some religious Jews, this day is preferable as a remembrance day to Yom HaShoah, since the latter occurs in the month of Nisan, in which mourning is traditionally prohibited.
The Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) is a British charity, based in London, whose aim is to “educate young people of every background about the Holocaust and the important lessons to be learned for today.” It was founded by the Labour MP Greville Janner and the former Labour Home Secretary Merlyn Rees in 1988. One of the Trust’s main achievements was ensuring that the Holocaust formed part of the National Curriculum for history, as it continues to do so.
The most public form of Holocaust education is the annual commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). The day is marked on 27th January each year – the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – and was first held in 2001. Britain was one of the first countries in the world to hold such an event.
The lighting of the first candle was watched by students at the Atzalynas High School in Kedainiai, Lithuania. I used skype and my iPhone to stream this back live to Laima Ardaviciene and her class. This is the second year in a row we have engaged Laima and her class on Chanukah.
Viewing it all from the classroom in Kedainiai, Lithuania
I introduced my friend Heiny Ellert to the class. Heiny, 95, is a Holocaust survivor from Neishtot-Tavrig, today Žemaičių Naumiestis, in Lithuania.
See Heiny Ellert’s Testimony
Heiny Ellert’s Testimony
Heiny Ellert, a Lithuanian Holocaust survivor, tells his story to Eli Rabinowitz. Accompanying him is his wife Toby, also from Lithuania, but who escaped to …
Marc Latilla and I visited the SABC earlier this year. We were given a tour by Florence Moshatana, the music archivist.
I was looking for recordings of my dad, Harry Rabinowitz, a cantor and singer, and his sister Rachel Rabinowitz, a concert pianist. Both were both featured on the radio and concerts on the SABC over many years.
We were not successful in finding any recordings of Harry or Rachel. The closest I came to Harry was Harry Rabinowitz, the conductor and arranger who passed away in the UK in 2016 at the age of 100.
Harry Rabinowitz v Harry Rabinowitz
Harry Rabinowitz – Wikipedia
Harry Rabinowitz MBE (26 March 1916 – 22 June 2016) was a British conductor and composer of film and television music. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, he was the son of Israel and Eva Rabinowitz. He was educated at the University of the Witwatersrand and at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
RADIO BROADCAST FACILITIES exists primarily to provide the technology infrastructure on which radio programmes are created – from studio broadcast/recording and outside broadcasts all the way through Radio Main Control (RMC) to broadcasting via Sentech.
Not part of the SABC, but after closing became Radio 5 in South Africa.
It relaunched as LM Radio in 2010.
LM Radio – Wikipedia
LM Radio is a radio station based in Maputo, Mozambique. Historically it was a shortwave station broadcasting to South Africa and Rhodesia from Lourenço Marques, the colonial era name of Maputo, hence the name “Lourenço Marques Radio” from 1936 to 1975 when it was shut down by the government of the then newly independent country. In 2010, following political reforms and economic development in Mozambique the station was relaunched with the brand “Lifetime Music Radio”.