This article was written by Mina Cohn and Judy Young Drache and was originally published in the Canadian Jewish News.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day urges UN member states to honour the memory of Holocaust victims and develop educational programs about the Holocaust, to prevent future genocide.
These two interrelated goals work towards the elimination of discrimination, racism and anti-Semitism – and the promotion of human rights and social justice.
The theme for International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2018 was “Holocaust Remembrance and Education: Our Shared Responsibility.” It emphasizes the universal dimension of the Holocaust and encourages countries to firmly reject all forms of racism, violence and anti-Semitism.
Read more at the Canadian Jewish News.