Holocaust Remembrance Day
2ndApr 8, 2021
- Today, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, we commemorate the 6 million Jews who were brutally murdered by the Nazis and their accomplices. As young people it is easy to feel a disconnect from the horrors that occurred in the 1940s, but these events are not ancient history. Everyone has met someone who was alive during the Holocaust and many have even met a Holocaust survivor. To our detriment, there are less survivors able to tell their story with each passing year and we must rely on education and justice to continue to pass on these stories.
I felt the need to make this blog due to recent controversies on the website. Anti-Semitism is one of the oldest forms of hatred and is still alive and well today. In the same way that slavery jokes are completely taboo and unfunny, you should feel uncomfortable with jokes about gas chambers and Nazis. If your friends are making anti-Semitic jokes, call them out on it. But most importantly, educate.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Please also read this: https://tengaged.com/blog/tycoon1234/9437968/holocaust-remembrance-day-x2
Tagging some Jewish friends
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