4559

 

They branded that number on Livia Rebak’s arm.  Her son, Oded Rebak, and her grandson, Daniel Philosof, chose to have those numbers tattooed on their own arms.  It serves as a reminder to never forget the Holocaust.

When I was in high school, two of my teachers had these tattoos on their forearms.  But I don’t think I was capable of comprehending at that time. Now I can’t say I “comprehend” it exactly, but the enormity of it is overwhelming.

Slideshow here.

Photo by Uriel Sinai

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