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"Eva.Stories" is a New Instagram Account Aimed At Educating Millennials on Holocaust

What if a girl in the holocaust had instagram? 

As Israel commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day , a new Instagram account aims to educate Millenials about the six million Jewish victims of Nazi persecution as the population of survivors dwindles. 'Eva's story' is an ambitious project that recreates the true story of a Jewish Hungarian teenage girl aspiring to be a photography journalist in London who documented the Nazi invasion in her diary up until the day she was sent to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland. The account already gained over 700,000 followers and even endorsements from the White House. Creator and co-director of the project, Maya Kochavi, explained that her inspiration for the project stems from concern over Holocaust denial coupled with the dwindling population of survivors who can provide direct testimony of the events that occurred. In an era when anti-semitism raises its ugly head again, we can only look forward to more unique projects of this kind. 

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Local chicago news station uses a holocaust image for Yom Kippur.
Via WGNTV
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Well that's not the best way to wish Jewish people a respectful and reverent holiest of holy days...

Yom Kippur began Sept. 22 at sundown and while many people struggled to begin their fast local Chicago news station WGN had a pretty hard time of it as well.

In their broadcast drawing attention to the day they used the image above. While they probably thought it was a harmless Star of David, in actuality it was the Yellow Badge, which Nazis made mandatory for Jewish people to wear during the Holocaust.



WGN posted an apology to their Facebook page shortly after the incident.



And they wrote another one on their website:

We are extremely embarrassed and we deeply apologize to our viewers and to the Jewish community for this mistake.

Ignorance is not an excuse.

Please know we are reviewing our in house policies and changes have already been made to make sure a hurtful oversight like this never happens again.



Yikes.

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German Holocaust memorials aren't really the best place to do CrossFit.
Via Buzzfeed
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Dave Driskell, a guy that goes around promoting Crossfit and updating his Instagram account, made a pretty wrong move in Germany.

As captured by Buzzfeed before Driskell took it down, the world traveler posted the above picture of him displaying his taut muscles atop the monument entitled the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

The wikipedia page says this of architect Peter Eisenman's 2,711 concrete slabs in Berlin: "According to Eisenman's project text, the stelae are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, and the whole sculpture aims to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason."





Or, as Driskell wrote on his Instagram post, "Hello Berlin, Germany. 15 hour layover. Checking the sites. Drinking the beers. Eating the bratwurst. #vagabond #wanderlustwods #handstands #365daysofhandstands."

Usually, he's handstanding his way in far more innocent places. Like some gully in Iceland.



With all that blood constantly rushing to his head, maybe it makes it hard to think about when to promote your fit bod.