International Holocaust Remembrance Day

By - Hanna Perlstein Marcus
January 27, 2021

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the day the United Nations has declared as a day to remember the sad events of the Holocaust and the lessons and truths it conveys. It was today in 1945 that the Auschwitz death camp was liberated by the Russian Army. There has never been a more urgent time to remember the dangers of unbridled bias and unimaginable violence than now with the rise of antisemitism, racism, and ethnic hatred around the world. The past year’s pandemic experience has only assisted in bringing out the worst instincts of man. Yet, we must also remember those who upheld their moral convictions and better angels during the Holocaust to save Jews and other victims and those today who risk their lives to save those who are suffering from Covid and assisting in the prevention of the virus. They shall inherit the earth. My mother, Sidonia, would have been proud that we remembered.

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