From Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, a collection of chess sets used by Jews during the Holocaust. Some of the sets predate the war while others were made and used in camps and in hiding.
Playing chess helped to alleviate the suffering of Jews and allowed them a few brief moments of relief from the hunger, the cold and the fear, temporarily easing their loneliness and sense of isolation.
Bearing Witness – Stories behind the artifacts in the Yad Vashem Museum Collection – “Preserved in the Artifacts Collection of Yad Vashem’s Museum are approximately twenty chess sets that were used by Jews during the Holocaust. Some were crafted during the war, others were made before the war and taken with Jews who were deported from their homes. Playing chess helped to alleviate the suffering of Jews and allowed them a few brief moments of relief from the hunger, the cold and the fear, temporarily easing their loneliness and sense of isolation…”
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Or to be honest fighting men. And wait till they figure out that ruining us means their economy tanks, since we won’t buy their cr*p. So buying idiot Joe was probably the stupidest thing they could have done.
To quote the late great Terry Pratchett “We own all your armies, we own all your shoes, we own all your guns, touch us and you’ll lose.”