What Can We Do?

What Can We Do?

Today (January 27th) is International Holocaust Remembrance Day; a day to remember the atrocities committed by the Nazis against the Jewish people. Since so many of the survivors are old and have died, I thought I would ask a member of the following generation of Jewish people what younger members of society should keep in mind if they want to start learning about the Holocaust:

Illustration of candles for rememberance. (source: iStockphoto).

  1. What do you think is the best way for younger people to approach learning about the Holocaust?

Younger people should hopefully learn in school what happened, maybe watch documentaries from REPUTABLE SOURCES about what happened. Learn the facts and not some slanted nonsense found on a YouTube video.

  1. Where should people go in terms of both sources and actual places to visit to learn about the Holocaust?

The Shoah Foundation and The Holocaust Museum to start.

  1. How should people approach asking questions about the Holocaust?

Be polite and respectful, but just ask. If people don’t want to talk about it, they won’t, and that is ok.

  1. What do you think the Jewish community would want people to know about what happened?

Everyone should be focused on learning what happened in the past. The less people understand or even know about it, the more likely we are to repeat it. There have been sadly many instances of genocide before and after the Holocaust, so it is more important than ever to learn.

  1. Why do we need to keep talking about it?

To never forget and to see the signs and hopefully prevent it from happening again

Star of David Badges of internment camp. (source: amimagazine).

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