Sunday, January 27, 2008

Holocaust Memorial Day

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
~George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. Today is a day in which we should reflect on the past and remember those who succumbed to the cruelty mankind inflicts upon itself.

It is also a day of learning. History provides us a glimpse of truth and an opportunity to better ourselves. Whether we embrace that opportunity or ignore it is up to each of us.

Wikipedia - Learn more about the Holocaust

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Simon Wiesenthal Center

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Holocaust: Crimes, Heroes, and Villains

A Letter To God

"For the survivor who chooses to testify, it is clear: his duty is to bear witness for the dead and the living. He has no right to deprive future generations of a past that belongs to our collective memory. To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time. The witness has forced himself to testify. For the youth of today, for the children who will be born tomorrow. He does not want his past to become their future."
~Elie Wiesel


Anonymous said...

Will you reflect on the Turkish massacre (genocide) of 1.5 million Armenians during WW2, which we Armenians remember on April 24th of each year?

DMartyr said...

Absolutely. In fact, if you send me a reminder, I promise to post a similar remembrance for it.

Please notice the first image in this current post pays tribute to Armenians as well as Rwandans.

Anonymous said...

OK, thank you.