Natan Sharansky is a true hero. What he went through is unimaginable, and yet he survived and changed the Jewish world.
The Holocaust, Jewish Survival, and Natan Sharansky
This video touches upon many important aspects of Judaism. Trying to explain how the Holocaust could have happened can definitely not be done in 5 minutes, if it can ever even be done at all. The Jewish people have a long history. There is a lot to learn and a lot to discuss about Jewish survival. But Natan Sharansky has given insight that can change the lives of many Jews if people can internalize his message.
We cannot always understand the challenges and suffering that we face individually and as a nation. But Sharansky faced oppression in a way that no one ever wants to experience, and he came out with the message that the Jews are one family. He strengthened his connection to his homeland and his people; his family. Knowing that you have a strong and supportive larger family does not solve every issue or prevent further struggles in life, but it helps to overcome the obstacles and stay afloat. Sharansky pointed out that it is a “zechut” or “merit” to be part of the Jewish people. It is not something to take for granted.
As Natan Sharansky said, “You are not alone in this world. You are family…Be part of your family, and it will give you a lot of strength.” The Jewish people have survived and will continue to survive and thrive!