Today, January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The Holocaust began with words – and in the era of the internet and social media, the power of propaganda is more devastating than ever. But education and knowledge can help prevent genocide.
Today, we remember and honor the 6 million Jews and 5 million others murdered for racial, political, ideological, and behavioral reasons during the Holocaust under Nazi persecution.
Beyond the 11+ million lost, are the countless generations of precious lives never given a chance.
Growing up and learning about this dark corner of history left me deeply saddened, but learning of such evil is important to help prevent its repeating.
How could society so easily be divided into those considered worthy and unworthy using only propaganda and stereotyping?
It’s 2022. This week, Holden and I will continue to read about those murdered for simply being born different from brutal dictators.
I will always teach him whether you’re Jewish, Christian, Catholic, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, or Sikh. Black, white, Hispanic, Asian, or Indian. Republican, Democrat, Conservative, Liberal, Libertarian, or none of the above. No matter what your gender or sexual orientation, all of the above is irrelevant. If you’re a good person, that is what matters.
We have a responsibility to tackle prejudice, discrimination, and intolerance wherever we find it.
If we held a minute’s silence for every Jewish victim, we would be silent for 11.5 years. 21 years if you include non-Jewish victims.
Let that sink in…
Never. Again… NEVER️.