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Daily Briefing Apr. 28: On Yom Hashoah, a final March of the Living with survivors?

Holocaust reporter Matt Lebovic discusses the dangers of comparing other atrocities with the Shoah, while deputy Jewish world editor Yaakov Schwartz reports from Auschwitz

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday.

Holocaust reporter Matt Lebovic and deputy Jewish World editor Yaakov Schwartz join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on this special Yom Hashoah episode.

To begin the program, Lebovic discusses the theme for this year’s Yom Hashoah, “Transports to Extinction: The Deportation of the Jews during the Holocaust.” What can we learn from mining the minute information of place points and time tables that make up the web of transports towards the death camps?

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24 and the subsequent reported atrocities, there have been comparisons with the Holocaust. Is this a fair and “helpful” comparison?

What will Holocaust memory and education look like in 10 years? Lebovic talks about a new project in which 3-Gs — grandchildren of survivors — take up the responsibility of bearing witness.

Schwartz reports in from Auschwitz, where he is participating in March of the Living. What is unique about this year’s march?

Schwartz is embedded with a unique delegation of Muslims from throughout the Middle East. Who are they?

Discussed articles include:

Israel comes to a standstill as it commemorates Holocaust victims

‘The new Auschwitz’: Russians accused of burning bodies to hide Mariupol atrocities

‘3Gs,’ grandkids of Holocaust survivors, retell grandparents’ stories as own legacy

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