Story By Uncle Monty.
Photos By Alex Albion.
In my previous article on The Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah, I
at the Soviet War Memorial that marked yesterday’s Holocaust
Memorial Day, 2oo9. I also indicated that I might perhaps write
more about the actual ceremony of distinguished participants
and the Order of Remembrance to "The Holocaust Jews" of
WWII. So, I thought it would be best to present more of my
photographs of some of those distinguished participants at
at the Yom Ha-Shoah Ceremony rather than simply writing
So this, which I present as Part Two, of my story and
The caption picture above is of Rabbi Alan
Front Row L-R: Mayor Eliza Mann, Simon
Some Good Active Members
of The Royal British Legion.
The Laying Rightly of Memorial Wreaths.
In Memory of the Soviet People who
gave of their lives against The Nazi Terror.
After the close of the ceremony, I was invited to
have lovely refreshments at the invitation-only
brunch held inside The Boardroom of the Imperial
War Museum. The Imperial Boardroom was impre-
ssive and so was also the people present for me to
meet, photograph and chat with has we lunched on
fine hot coffee and superb English tea with delicious
sandwiches, baked fancy cakes and good round
British sausage pies along with elegant long stem
glasses of fresh orange and gratefruit juice. Very nice,
thank you very much and such was very welcome …
and all thankfully free, too … nice again. Thankz.
The refreshments, I think, helped to provide an
ideal anticlimax to the solemn and sombre Yom
Ha-Shoah Ceremony. After which I also first met
Ralph Gibson, Hon. Secretary of The Soviet
Memorial Trust Fund, former Labour mayors
Peter Cather and Charles Josie, and retired
fellow news photographer Ernestine Wilson.
She's worked at UPI, AP, l'Agence Française
Presse, Reuters, U.S. Capitol Press Corps, etc.
She also happens to be a Canadian Jew. So end-
ed my terrific and long day despite the sadness
and anguish of Holocaust Memorial Day, 2oo9.
Again Shalom, Uncle Monty.
+China's Lunar New Year, 2oo9.
Pope’s Gesture to Catholic
Traditionalists Outrages Jews
By Philip Pullella.
One of the Catholic prelates in question is British-born Richard Williamson,
who has made statements denying the full extent of the Nazi Holocaust of European Jews. He has been called an Holocaust denier. In comments to Swedish television broadcast last Wednesday and widely available on the Internet, Williamson said "I believe there were no gas chambers" and only up to 300,000 Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps, instead of 6 million. "I believe that the historical evidence is hugely against 6 million having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler," he said. My question to him as an Anglican Gentile is simply what does it matter if such entailed the slaughter of say 300,000 people or six milion people? What matters is that such slaughter happened and the numbers are unimportant per se against the hideous deed of such open inhumanity that the Nazi pogrom is so evidenced beyond all doubt to all sanely thinking people. Case, now closed ... period.
Your's, Uncle Monty. +St. Richard, 2oo9.