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Jamie Benizri Runs to Remember

  • 11 January 2016
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My name is Jamie Benizri. I am the founder of Legal Logik office in Montreal and the Run to Remember and we are here today for a cause that is dear not only to our office but also to all of our partners. This cause is the Run to Remember, as part of the Montreal Holocaust Centre's Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to ensure that the people of my generation, and the people of really every generation do not forget what happened in the past, not only for the Jewish people but for every religion, for every culture.

The Run to Remember race is motivated by my grandfather Isaac and my grandmother who have inspired me throughout my life and have given me the opportunity to have the courage to continue this message. This way I can make sure that not only Jews but anyone, any culture that has gone through some kind of atrocity or hardship has the courage to come forward, and through a run or any other initiative spread the message.

Holocaust Survivor Wins A Race At 91 While Legally Blind, Plans To Keep Winning

  • 2 January 2016
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Can't find the inspiration to keep going? Imagine this: Semion Simkin became a European Champion for long-distance running at the seniors level in a race in Lyon, France, at the age of 91!

The proud Israeli completed a 6.2 mile (10 kilometers) run after a grueling 1 hour, 20 minutes, and 1 second on the track. This made his closest rival, an Argentine, a distant second by a difference of over 21 minutes.

Holocaust Survivor Sylvia Weiner Has Been Running For 50 Years, Has No Plans To Slow Down

  • 2 January 2016
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Would you run to save your life? I am not sure I can either. But Sylvia Weiner did, and now, running is her life. After surviving the murderous Nazi oppressors at three different concentration camps, including the widely infamous Auschwitz concentration camp, the 84 year-old has been going for a run every morning for half a century.

Unheard of - Holocaust Victims’ Shoes Stolen

  • 2 January 2016
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Something unheard of happened last year in a Polish museum. Four pairs of shoes were stolen from the Majdanek museum near Lublin, back in November 19, 2014. According to the officials, the eight shoes were stolen as part of a series of thefts that targeted memorials from Poland which stand as a reminder of the Jewish people killed by Nazis in concentration camps during World War 2.

Shoes on the Danube - A Culmination of Europe's Dark Past and Rich History

  • 2 January 2016
  • Abby

Last Christmas, after some soul searching (and a bit of yoga too), I decided to break my inner circle's tradition of booking first-class plane tickets to Tahiti or Maldives and instead bought an economy ticket to Budapest. Don't me ask why I choose Budapest -out of all other sophisticated European cities - but, hell, I really needed something different. And, Budapest, dear readers, didn't disappoint, even one bit.