Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It’s the day for which the United Nations has chosen to commemorate the horrific tragedies of WWII. 6 Million Jews were thought to have been murdered by the Nazi regime as well as 5 million souls deemed “undesirable” (by the Nazi’s). The UN reports that the Nazis also murdered “Sinti and Roma, political prisoners, homosexuals, persons with disabilities, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Soviet prisoners of war”.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
One cannot put into words the terrifying nature of these crimes. If the term “crimes against humanity” ever applied, it was during this most inexplicable chapter in world history. The holocaust is a event that some would like to forget… But for survivors, and those with a shred of human decency, the holocaust will never be forgotten. That’s the point of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
I Am 70 – Tom Hoffman
Mr. Tom Hoffman, a Holocaust survivor discusses how WWII shaped his life and how the United Nations continues to inspire his later years.
From the shadow of the Holocaust and the cruelties of the Second World War, the United Nations was established to reaffirm faith in the dignity and worth of every person and to uphold the rights of all to live in equality and free from discrimination – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon