Holocaust Remembrance Day

Lessons From Holocaust Remembrance Day: Don't Just Remember, Take Action

Jeffrey Bernstein | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Impact
Jeffrey Bernstein

If we Jews and all other citizens of humanity actually mean the words we speak when we say, "never again," then we must take a stand, today, and actively choose to care and to defend justice by celebrating the uncelebrated and by protecting and giving voice to the voiceless among us, and to say that hatred and intolerance, in any shape or form, no matter how small, has no place in this world.

Never Again: 6 Enduring Lessons of the Holocaust

Irwin Cotler | Posted 06.06.2013 | Canada
Irwin Cotler

As we remember the six million Jewish victims of the Shoah -- defamed, demonized and dehumanized, as prologue or justification for genocide -- we have to understand that the mass murder of six million Jews, and millions of non-Jews, is not a matter of abstract statistics. For unto each person there is a name, an identity; each person is a universe. As our sages tell us, "whoever saves a single life, it is as if he or she has saved an entire universe." Conversely, whoever has killed a person, it is as if they have killed an entire universe. Indifference in the face of evil is acquiescence with evil itself.

A Sunny Day in Auschwitz

Avrum Rosensweig | Posted 06.19.2012 | Canada
Avrum Rosensweig

It was a cool spring day, and the sunlight shone kindly down on Auschwitz. Beyond the barbed wire, villagers walked briskly to church in their Sunday finest. Eva walked in queue with the other women and children toward "the showers," a place the adults knew was the gas chamber. They were 200 meters away.

Nuclear Iran: Genocide in the Making

Irwin Cotler | Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada
Irwin Cotler

We are witnessing yet again another state-sanctioned incitement to hate and genocide, whose epicentre is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Iran, which denies the Nazi Holocaust as it incites a Middle Eastern one.