Dear JewishGen Community, JewishGen.org is pleased to announce two new additions to the Bessarabia Collection. The first database is Moldovan Victims of Soviet Oppression 1941-1951. The information in this database comes from Cartea Memoriei (Book of Memory) which details the Soviet oppression of its citizens of Moldova from 1937-1991.
Dear JewishGen Community, For generations, Jewish tradition has associated the ritual of memory with the lighting of candles. A candle represents the past, for a flame is only as strong as its fuel source. Yet the light emanating from the candle also represents a focus on the future. We look to the candle and remember those who came before us, but do so within the context of learning from their experiences, and permitting the values our ancestors held most dear to illuminate and influence our lives today.