Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: How can life go on?
A short film was created for Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, which challenges us to think how we can support those who face hostility today and together create a safer society.
‘Never Again.’ President Trump Acknowledged the 6 Million Jews Killed in the Holocaust
“On Yom Hashoah, we look back at the darkest chapter of human history,” Trump said in a video that was played at a plenary assembly of the World Jewish Conference on Sunday in New York, referring to Holocaust Remembrance Day in Hebrew. “We mourn, we remember, we pray, and we pledge never again. I say it, never again.”
Thousands attend Holocaust memorial event in Auschwitz
Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, paid homage Monday to the millions who perished in the Holocaust at the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz.
The event which is entitled “The March of the Living” is a two mile march from the original Auschwitz camp to Birkenau, a much larger death camp where Jews and Romanians were murdered in gas chambers in Poland.
Participants gathered under and near the main gate with the infamous sign “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Will Set You Free). The blowing of a shofar [a ram’s horn used for religious purposes] signaled the large group to begin the march in silence down the main street of Oswiecim, past fields and along the historic train tracks that once took people to their deaths at Birkenau.
Why Do People Still Deny The Holocaust?
Recently several shocking Holocaust denial stories have come up in current events. The most shocking perhaps are ones at prestigious universities, where Holocaust denial leaflets have been handed out. The popular online retailer, Amazon is selling books by prominent Holocaust deniers,containing disturbing and heavily offensive material.
By: Michael Schwartz