International Holocaust Remembrance Day

“It happened, therefore it can happen again: this is the core of what we have to say.”Primo Levi: “The Drowned and the Saved” Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day in commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust,It was on 27 January 1945, that Soviet soldiers liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland) , the largest Nazi concentration and extermination… Read More International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Giorno della Memoria

“Prima di tutto vennero a prendere gli zingari,e fui contento, perché rubacchiavano. Poi vennero a prendere gli ebrei,e stetti zitto, perché mi stavano antipatici. Poi vennero a prendere gli omosessuali,e fui sollevato, perché mi erano fastidiosi. Poi vennero a prendere i comunisti,e io non dissi niente, perché non ero comunista. Un giorno vennero a prendere… Read More Giorno della Memoria

Lest We Forget

It started with anti-Semitism and Kristallnacht. It ended with millions of lives erased. International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27 is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2005, the UN and its member states have been paying tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust that occurred… Read More Lest We Forget

19 Febr. 1986: US Senate ratifies UN’s Anti-Genocide Convention

On 19 February 1986 the US Senate approved UN’s anti-genocide convention, enabling the United States to become the 98th nation to ratify that international agreement. The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide* had been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1948 as General Assembly Resolution 260.… Read More 19 Febr. 1986: US Senate ratifies UN’s Anti-Genocide Convention

Son of Saul

  Last night I went to the cinema, to watch a Hungarian  film that left me confused. It wasn’t the first Holocaust drama I had seen and  I said to myself that I didn’t like it:  too claustrophobic, too devastating and terrifying.   But today I find myself unable to stop thinking  of it.  … Read More Son of Saul