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Behind the Aegis

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Sun Jan 27, 2019, 05:39 AM Jan 2019

International Holocaust Remembrance Day:Have you ever been to a Concentration Camp or met a survivor [View all]

On November 1, 2005, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 60/7 to designate January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The date marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and is meant to honor the victims of Nazism. The same resolution supports the development of educational programs to remember the Holocaust and to prevent further genocide.

Resolution 60/7 not only establishes January 27 as “International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust,” it also rejects any form of Holocaust denial. The resolution encourages member states of the UN to actively preserve sites that the Nazis used during the "Final Solution" (for example, killing centers, concentration camps, and prisons.) Drawing from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the resolution condemns all forms of “religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or religious belief” throughout the world.


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I have met a Holocaust survivor and have been to a concentration camp.
5 (19%)
I have met a Holocaust survivor, but have never been to a concentration camp.
16 (62%)
I have been to a concentration camp, but have never met a Holocaust survivor.
4 (15%)
I have never met a Holocaust survivor nor been to a concentration camp.
1 (4%)
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Yes, to both. More than one survivor. Solly Mack Jan 2019 #1
Though I knew several survivors, one stood out in particular DFW Jan 2019 #2
My Husband helped liberate True Blue American Jan 2019 #3
Wow...such an incredible life story. Thank you for sharing Docreed2003 Jan 2019 #7
This all happened before I met him True Blue American Jan 2019 #9
That is really special. Behind the Aegis Jan 2019 #22
I've been to Dachau. GentryDixon Jan 2019 #4
We used to live in West Hollywood, near the "borscht belt." Hortensis Jan 2019 #5
The "borscht belt" is nowhere near West Hollywood oberliner Jan 2019 #13
:) I don't keep count, Oberliner, Hortensis Jan 2019 #15
Perhaps googling - before discounting - is a good idea? salin Jan 2019 #28
My mother was a Holocaust survivor Fortinbras Armstrong Jan 2019 #6
I am a 2nd generation of a Holocaust survivor The Truth Is Here Jan 2019 #8
I had, they have since died, 2 friends. Cold War Spook Jan 2019 #10
My first trip to Europe in 1983 mnhtnbb Jan 2019 #11
My childhood best friend's father was a teenager in Auschwitz. My mucifer Jan 2019 #12
Met survivors, never been to mainland Europe, but took the kids to the Holocaust Museum in DC Maeve Jan 2019 #14
I would like to go to visit a concentration camp. I still can't wrap my mind around what the UniteFightBack Jan 2019 #16
When I was in high school Bettie Jan 2019 #17
As a teenager, I worked at a cleaners Beringia Jan 2019 #18
Polish Catholic neighbor whistler162 Jan 2019 #19
Thanks for the reminder. Behind the Aegis Jan 2019 #20
My husband's parents were Holocaust survivors. One of his elderly cousins leads tours of Auschwitz Hekate Jan 2019 #21
I have not been to a concentration camp, but I have been to many Jewish graveyards,, memorials and smirkymonkey Jan 2019 #23
I haven't knowingly met a survivor... Wounded Bear Jan 2019 #24
never for either but........ Takket Jan 2019 #25
The one I met was a old Greek lady, had the tattoo on her arm.. EX500rider Jan 2019 #26
I've seen the movie Schindler's List at least 5 times FakeNoose Jan 2019 #27
A friend's father helped liberate survivors Ilsa Jan 2019 #29
Both. GulfCoast66 Jan 2019 #30
When I was in elementary school a survivor came to talk to us. tammywammy Jan 2019 #31
My father was a survivor of Auschwitz Danmel Jan 2019 #32
My favorite uncle brought his bride, a survivor, home from WWII Maru Kitteh Jan 2019 #33
As a surg.tech. student (70's), I worked with two surgeons, both had arm tattoos. Greybnk48 Jan 2019 #34
My husband (now my ex) is Jewish, Ashkanzi. PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 2019 #35
The whole family went to Dachau. KitSileya Jan 2019 #36
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