Anti semitism is a symbol of the genocide of 6 million people and a byword for human suffering, but 66% of young people in the US are unaware of what the death camp was, compared to 41% of the general population.
Holocaust Remembrance Day is on Thursday, April 12, 2018
So today is the day when we should remember and be revulsed by anti Semitism, a practice that is a hostile prejudice against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group, and which led to the murder of 6 million Jews in German “Concentration Camps“.
It’s an absolutely horrid state of mind, as distasteful as the prejudice against blacks, women, or homosexuals, and in its manifestation, grotesque.
At the moment my lovely cat George is dying (natural causes), and the process brings a lump to my throat.
But in comparison with the inhuman suffering of east European Jews in the 1930’s and 1940’s his death will be something of a cake walk.
A recent survey shows young people in the US lack “basic knowledge” about the genocide.
Auschwitz has long served as a haunting symbol of anti Semitism.
“The issue is not that people deny the Holocaust,” said Greg Schneider, the executive vice president of the Claims Conference. “The issue is just that it’s receding from memory.”
For museums and educators already contemplating how to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive in a future with no living eyewitnesses, the findings lay out the challenges ahead in stark terms, says the New York Times.
Technology could be one answer. An innovative programme at the Illinois Holocaust Museum recorded elderly survivors telling their story in front of greenscreens, transforming them into holograms which now speak to thousands of visitors at the museum.