Holocaust Remembrance: Educating for a better future
January 30, 2018
What? The Holocaust was a turning point in history, which prompted the world to say “never again”. The General Assembly adopted a resolution (A/RES/60/7) by consensus condemning “without reserve” all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or religious belief, whenever they occur. The significance of the resolution is that it calls for a remembrance of past crimes with an eye towards preventing them in the future.
To commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and create awareness the UN in India has been marking the Holocaust Memorial Ceremony for the last seven years. This year along with the Embassy of Israel and Alliance Francaise de Delhi, the UN is organizing a two day ceremony, themed Beyond Duty and Against Orders: Diplomacy and the Holocaust. The theme recognizes the efforts that only a small minority of diplomats put in to protect and rescue communities from the holocaust. The stories represent diversity in terms of the different countries where different types of rescue operations were staged.
The ceremony will also outline the impact of the Holocaust on children. School students will set up experience centres created to bring out the pain and fear of Holocaust.
The film Children of the Holocaust will be screened at the Alliance Francaise.
Who? United Nations with the Embassy of Israel and Alliance Francaise de Delhi is organizing the two day ceremony to mark the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of Holocaust