Of Numbers and Names

For Yom HaShoah, stories of Israeli encounters with the Holocaust in the years and decades after it ended

By Israel Story|May 4, 2016 1:00 PM


On Thursday, Israelis observe Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. At 10 a.m., according to custom, an air raid will sound and the country will fall quiet for two long minutes.

Silence won’t do for a podcast, so instead Israel Story [1] brings you two stories. Act I, “B-1367,” is about an elderly father and his 53-year-old son, and the inked number that binds them together. In Act II, “Herr Eichmann,” we meet up with a group of men for whom Eichmann is not a symbol of Nazi evil, but a gaunt, balding prisoner for whom they were responsible, as guards and interrogators.

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