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Israel Commemorates the anihilation of 6,000,000 Jews in WW2 on National Holocaust Memorial Day

"Return, faithless people," declares the Lord, "for I am your husband. I will choose one of you from every town and two from every clan and bring you to Zion... In those days the house of Judah will join the rest of the house of Israel, and together they will come from a northern land to the land I gave your forefathers as an inheritance." (Jeremiah 3:14, 18)

This passage emphasizes the return of the Israelites from "a northern land" to the land God had given to their forefathers. Indisputably, the latter is the land of Israel. "A northern land" would include Russia, Poland, Germany, and other countries in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. In 1946, that was precisely the area from which the majority of Jewish reugees were making their way to Israel.

What particularly impressed me was the detail "one from every town and two from every clan." This corresponded exactly with what I was hearing from Jewish people around me. Many times a survivor's story would go like this: "I'm the only one in our family from Berlin who survived. But I've met just one other member of the family who has also survived - my uncle from Hannover." 

In each story, the name of the town might differ. The country might be Poland or Austria, rather than Germany. Rather than an uncle, it might be a married sister, or a cousin, or a nephew. But the essential feature of Jeremiah's prophecy remained the same: "One from every town and two from every clan."

In most cases, I felt sure, these Jewish people had no idea they were quoting the words of one of their own prophets, who predicted 2,500 years beforehand, the very events they had lived through. (Derek Prince, The Promised Land)