A Yom haShoah Experiment

An Invitation:

Background: Today is the the Jewish observance of Yom HaShoah (יום השואה). Literally, the day of the catastrophe. It is an official holiday in Israel to commemorate and remember the 6 million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust.
Equipment Needed: A clock, timer, or stopwatch app on your phone. (Many timers don't go as high as we need. You can download special apps to countdown to a special date if necessary -- just search your app store for "Countdown".)
Procedure: Set your timer to count down 69 days (or 1,666 hours). Set it up so there is a notification or visual reminder on your home screen that the timer is going.

I've also added a countdown timer to the home page of this blog, so we can all keep time together.)
Experiment Termination: When the timer goes off on July 2, 6 million seconds will have passed, one for each of the Jews who was murdered.
Data Collection: Optional. Record thoughts and feelings when you remember why the timer is going.
Anticipated Result: Unknown/Individualized
Ready? Set?
Remember.


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