Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Lest We Forget: Holocaust Remembrance

I did not forget: I am a day late in posting:

Holocaust Memorial, Miami, Florida 

Yesterday (January 27th) marked the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD), an annual day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Nazi era. Every member nation of the U.N. has an obligation to honor the memory of Holocaust victims and develop educational programs as part of an international resolve to help prevent future acts of genocide. The U.N. resolution that created IHRD rejects denial of the Holocaust, and condemns discrimination and violence based on religion or ethnicity.

  • Education in the key to preventing the cycle of violence and hatred that marred the 20th century from repeating itself in the 21st century. ~ Elie Wiesel
  • If we forget the story of the Holocaust,, it will happen again. ~ Elie Wiesel
And, it has: 
Pol Pot in Cambodia: 1975-1979 (2,000,000 Deaths)
Kurdistan (Iraq): 1988 (182,000 Deaths)
Bosnia-Herzegovina: 1992-1995 (200,000 Deaths)
Rwanda: 1994 (800,000 Deaths)
Darfur: 2003-present (600,000 Deaths and counting)


Below are a few of the previous posts from Nick's Bytes that I believe are relevant:

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