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  • : Now You See Me...

    Now You See Me...
    A Molly Blume Mystery
    "One of this year's best mystery novels...an intriguing, engrossing, and even enchanting tale magnificently and beautifully told" - Bookreporter
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    "A gripping tale of deceit, revenge and murder" - Jerusalem Post

    "A well-crafted mystery that is also a powerful exploration of the tragedy of unintended consequences. Krich excels at creating suspense through her characters' struggles and mistakes...a page-turner." -- Library Journal

    "Krich puts a sure finger on the painful spots where ordinary kids' problems turn into murderous melodrama—all at a bargain price." - Kirkus Review

  • : Dream House

    Dream House
    Agatha Award Nominee
    "Tantalizing...engaging" - Booklist

  • : Blues in the Night

    Blues in the Night
    Agatha Award Nominee
    "A sleuth worth her salt" - NY Times Book Review
    "A fresh new presence...Smart, resourceful, and curious--not much escapes her." Sue Grafton

  • : GRAVE ENDINGS

    GRAVE ENDINGS
    Winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award
    L.A.Times Bestseller
    "Krich once again expertly mixes Orthodox Jewish faith with crisp, whodunit plotting....An engaging thriller...Krich never misses a beat" (Publishers Weekly)
    Winner of the Calavera Award

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September 15, 2005

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Rochelle

Shirley, thanks for your cogent and eloquent comment.

Shirley Gans

From Wikipedia, states that
"The Holocaust is the name applied to the systematic state-sponsored persecution and genocide of various ethnic and political groups during World War II by Nazi Germany and its collaborators."

Over 12 million people perished in the Holocaust, 6 million or more were Jewish and the rest were Romani (Gypsies), Polish nationals, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, political criminals
Estimates place the total number of Holocaust victims at up to 26 million men, women, and children, although the number 9 to 11 million is usually held as more reliable.

There have been numerous atrocities against humankind throughout history, horrible cases of genocide directed against innocent people.

However, when we talk about “The Holocaust” we specifically talk about the holocaust that was perpetrated in World War II.

The fact that “The very name Holocaust Memorial Day sounds too exclusive to many young Muslims. It sends out the wrong signals: that the lives of one people are to be remembered more than others. It’s a grievance that extremists are able to exploit.” Is ludicrous. That Sir Iqbal Sacranie, secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain feels that:
“The message of the Holocaust was ‘never again’, and for that message to have practical effect on the world community it has to be inclusive. We can never have double standards in terms of human life. Muslims feel hurt and excluded that their lives are not equally valuable to those lives lost in the Holocaust time.”

Does he not understand history or the significance of Holocaust Memorial Day. This day does not negate other atrocities, nor does it imply that one group is more valuable or more important than another. It simply acknowledges a terrible time in history and honours the memory of all those that have died during that terrible time. Perhaps we should cancel Thanksgiving Day or even Christmas Day! Doesn’t Christmas Day celebrate the birth of a Jewish Baby, who started a whole other religion.

A good way to foster Islamaphobia is give into these ideas.

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