LIVE from Poland – March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau 9:00 am ET
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From one of my dearest tweeps. If you are on Twitter, @DrMartyFox is a must #follow.
Prime Minister Netanyahu (@Netanyahu) opened the annual memorial day with a stern warning
“JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened the country’s annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust by issuing a stern warning Sunday to the world to learn the lessons of the past and prevent another Holocaust.
At the opening ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, Netanyahu linked the Nazi genocide to Iran’s suspected drive to acquire nuclear bombs and its leaders’ repeated references to the destruction of Israel and its denial of the Holocaust. Netanyahu said that just like before World War II, there were those in the world today who refused to face uncomfortable truths.” Read full coverage here.
More survivors relayed by the IDF:
Other very moving tweets for we must NEVER forget:
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More tweets from the IDF:
Recognition In the United States
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
“Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims. Holocaust remembrance week is April 27–May 4, 2014. The theme designated by the Museum for the 2014 observance is Confronting the Holocaust: American Responses.” Learn more from the Museum here.
Czech Embassy in Washington DC
On April 28th, the Holocaust Remembrance Day will be commemorated in concert.
The Czech Embassy presents “Phoenix from the Ashes: Terezín in Words and Music“, a free concert honoring composers and writers at Terezín (Theresienstadt) concentration camp, to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day April 28.
Read the remainder of The Examiner article here.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
The International Day of Remembrance was established as January 27th. From the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
“President Shimon Peres released the following special statement to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day from Israel’s President Peres:
“The Holocaust is a great warning to us all. We shall never forget our sisters and brothers. We have to ensure that it is not repeated and to ensure that we never go back to the days when humans behaved as beasts. Forgetfulness is a menace, we must remember and remember to love and respect everyone no matter the color of their skin or the origin of their birth. Moses taught us that every human being was made in the image of the Lord, no one has the right to take that away.
We have a duty to remember the past but also to improve the future. This is not just a memorial day but a call to us all to move ahead, never forgetting the past but never losing hope in the future. Let us not be satisfied by condemning the Holocaust but rather join our hearts and hands to ensure that we live in a world where another Holocaust is impossible. Let God remind us of this duty, this call to remember and to hope.”
And from Prime Minister Netanyahu (@Netanyahu) :
“Even today, when there is broad agreement that the Holocaust should have been prevented, the world is not crying out in the face of a regime that calls for our destruction and even receives with open arms the man who represents it. In the face of a state that openly calls for the destruction of the state of the Jews, everyone clears their throat in the face of the smiles. The attitude toward the State of Israel is not proportionate to the issues that are on the agenda. It also shows us that in the harassment of Jews there is thousands of years of continuity to the phenomenon of anti-Semitism.
Last week the Knesset witnessed one of the most important speeches that have ever been made within its walls. In this speech, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said that the singling out of the State of Israel is extreme and disproportionate by any reasonable standard, that it also undermines the foundations of Western civilization which is supposed to fight for both our rights and those of others. Against the attempt to deny the legitimacy of the state of the Jews, we must fight for and demand our rights.”
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Concentration Camp Locations – Liberation Map from the USHMM – Never Forget
If you think you know the names of the majority of Nazi concentration camps, you don’t. View the list compiled by the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise here. Note they say the list is still incomplete.
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