Collective Memory of Injustice Starts With a Conscious Choice

A woman visits the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also known as the Holocaust Memorial, Berlin, Germany, Nov. 1, 2021 (AP photo by Markus Schreiber).
A woman visits the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also known as the Holocaust Memorial, Berlin, Germany, Nov. 1, 2021 (AP photo by Markus Schreiber).

Last Friday, Jan. 27, marked the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camps, a day now observed as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Many used the occasion to commemorate loved ones they lost, to hear stories from Holocaust survivors and to reflect on the tragically destructive capabilities of humankind. Others used it to highlight the persistence of antisemitism worldwide, taking the opportunity to urge us to do “everything we can to make sure it never happens again.”  Almost eight decades later, however, many survivors of the Holocaust are no longer alive to share their stories. This prompts some interesting […]

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