Holocaust Memorial Days to Remember and Educate for Peace and Community
Holocaust Memorial Days are a notable way to help everyone remember those who died during one of the major humanitarian struggles of World War II. The Holocaust is something many people don’t know a lot about, but they do know that it impacted millions of lives. During one of the world’s worst struggles, many Jews and other people were transported to horrific death camps. There were few survivors of the starvation, exhaustive work, and other deadly conditions there.
The few who survived these camps have helped create global awareness of the dangers of intolerance and systematic targeting of people groups. While many of the victims were attacked because of religious differences, there were other people who suffered as well. The stigma that all of them suffered was a major factor in their deaths during the war.
Survivors of the camps, others who managed to hide and escape capture, and historians have raised the call for education about the social, economic, and political conditions that created the death camp agenda during World War II.
Lessons, scheduled Holocaust memorial days, and other events are a powerful way to honor the memory of those who struggled and learn from the past. In-depth discussions and research that are available to non-scholars have helped many clarify the timeline of events that created the Holocaust. Combined with days of remembrance, people who want to grow a tolerant, wise, and healthy global community can take educated action to create a better future.
Contact The ZACHOR Holocaust Remembrance Foundation online at www.zachorfoundation.org.