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Sunday, 27 January 2008 at 10:28 pm
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Apparently Sweden is marking Holocaust Remembrance Day. Seen on the way through town this afternoon:
  • a series of large bonfires arranged around a central pavillion with banners proclaiming "Holocaust"
  • a bunch of Christians holding a service in a public square, surrounded by people carrying Israeli flags

    While I appreciate the sentiment, neither bonfires nor Israeli flags strike me as a particularly tasteful way to remember the Holocaust...

  • Whereaboooots: Stockholm, Sweden
    Moooood: sickcreeped out
    Tuuuuune: Tacky screechy rendition of Kaddish translated into a Swedish song
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    mistressdickens: emma
    From:mistressdickens
    Date:January 27th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
    22 minutes after journal entry, 11:02 pm (mistressdickens's time)
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    The first I head about Holocaust day was at church .... why is it that we commemorate rememberance sunday with such fervour and solemnity, but when it comes to this, it slips by almost unnoticed?
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    ixwin: default
    From:ixwin
    Date:January 28th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
    19 hours after journal entry, 06:26 pm (ixwin's time)
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    Mostly, I think, because it only started in 2001 (http://www.hmd.org.uk/about/) so there hasn't been enough time for traditions to accrete in the same way.
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    From:cartesiandaemon
    Date:January 27th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
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    My first thought was "Marking Holocaust Remembrance Day with what? Holocaust Remembrance Day Remembrance Day". But that seems tragically accurate.
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