What We learned From The Holocaust

MANHATTAN, N.Y. - Jan. 26, 2022 - PRLog -- This week the UN honors the 77th International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Across the globe, churches, synagogues, educational institutions and private citizens will revisit the memories of the Holocaust dead and the survivors among us.

The question arises what have we learnt from this sorrowful anniversary?
Even when the remaining survivors are no longer with us, the Holocaust will be established firmly, not just into a seam of European history, but as a platform for ongoing inquiry and education into human rights and other genocides.

When the first survivors emerged from Auschwitz and other camps, prisoners and allied soldiers were ready to tell their stories to the world. From 1941 to the present, Holocaust history had given rise to a whole unique genre of literature, theater and films.  The subject matter has blown open a wide new field of investigation.

An example of where studying the Holocaust leads can be found in how the Armenian genocide came to light. It inspired it's descendants to still fight the Turkish government for justice.

There is a movement across the USA to place Holocaust studies on high school curriculums so students receive some basic grounding and are stimulated to learn more. Twenty states have thus far integrated the Holocaust into their history curricula, it's hoped that other states will follow suit. The mandate is the impassioned work of Rhonda Fink-Whitman, activist, writer, educator, and daughter of a Holocaust survivor.

She is the author of 94 Maidens, a remarkable book written in an attempt to discover the truth about what happened to her mother during WWII. Will the secrets she unveils help heal her mother's wounded soul? Or will the answers to her questions change everything she ever thought about her family, her mother, and herself? https://94maidens.com/

Along with her colleague, Bonnie Ray Glogover, (daughter of a survivor Stanley Glogover,) and creator of the I REMEMBER AGAINST GENOCIDE ® BRACELET: https://irememberbracelet.com/ Rhonda's efforts to educate young people on this history are deeply committed. Each of the remaining states needs a resident to work with Rhonda to get the subject on the agenda of education boards and state legislatures.

On January 6, 2021, the US came perilously close to a violent coup when a mob invaded the congressional house and threatened to murder duly elected members overturn a legitimate election and the will of the people. An action viscerally reminiscent of the Nazi regime.

Imagine if they had succeeded? American Democracy would have burnt to the ground. "Never again" has to be more than a slogan. Freedom from tyranny needs constant protection and vigilance in all ages. On January 27, we can echo the words from the Book of Daniel, "Earth, do not cover my blood. Let there be no resting place for my outcry!"

Anna Ray-Jones
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