CultureJan 11, 2018 by Abigail Sanchez
With International Holocaust Remembrance Day approaching, nine Holocaust survivors banded together for the second year in a row to reiterate their important message about ceasing foolish hate crimes.
Last year, these survivors initiated a movement that didn't quite take off like they had hoped. On the World Jewish Congress' Facebook page Tuesday, they posted a video of the nine women delivering their plea again.
“Today, we plead with you again. Speak up and put down signs of racism, acts of hatred,” the women said in the video. “Show your commitment to honor the past and protect our future.”
Watch the video below and see how you can join this movement that aims to stop the same kind of racism that started the Holocaust.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is on the anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The commemorative event was established by the United Nations and honors the more than 6 million Jewish people who died in the Holocaust of World War II.
This one video is just a part of the World Jewish Congress's larger social media campaign #WeRemember. 2018 contributions poured in the day after the video was posted.
“Around the world today, anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial, and hatred of others continue to rear their ugly heads. We must remember because there are fewer and fewer survivors among us, and within just a few decades, all will have passed. We must remember because ‘never again’ seems to happen again and again,” said WJC President, Ronald S. Lauder, in a statement. “It is now the responsibility of the younger generation to teach their friends about the horrors of hatred, and to spread the message that never again must mean never again.”
This year the WJC aims to reach 500 million people with the #WeRemember campaign.
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