mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)

Yom Ha'Shoah

Today is Yom Ha'Shoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. Something doeeyedbunny said reminded me of one of the most important quotes about the Holocaust and remembrance, from the book Denying the Holocaust by Deborah Lipstadt (1994):

The deniers' window of opportunity will be enhanced in years to come. The public, particularly the uneducated public, will be increasingly susceptible to Holocaust denial as survivors die....Future generations will not hear the story from people who can say "this is what happened to me. This is my story." For them it will be part of the distant past and, consequently, more susceptible to revision and denial.

Zachor. Remember.
Tags: jewish

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