Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Never Forget: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny." - Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963

Today is recognized by the United Nations as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and is observed around the world but not in Israel. In Israel in 2016 Holocaust Day (Yom HaShoah ) will be observed on May 4th beginning at sundown and ends on the evening of May 5th.

 “For the dead and the living, we must bear witness...” Elie Weisel

It happened, therefore it can happen again: this is the core of what we have to say. It can happen, and it can happen everywhere. - Primo Levi, 1986 The Drowned and the Saved

Memory and truth are needed to stop it from happening again. There are memorials around the world and acts of remembrance. Listen to those who were there and survived to bear witness. We must never forget this evil event.

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