Holocaust Memorial Day To Remember Essay

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Afraid, not sure what was going to happen next. Remembering the pain and the suffering. Long ago in the year 1948, 2 years after the genocide, a country was going to hopefully be established as a safe place for practice of religion. But, sadly before, all other places pushed them away. They were beginning to loose hope. “The Holocaust should be a significant warning to what might happen when racism, hatred, violence and anti-Semitism permeate the world,” Lavi said. “At the end of the day, we must learn to live with each other and respect each other. We were all created equal in the image of God”~The Times of Israel. It was a struggle for Jews during and after world war 2/holocaust. The holocaust was a very hard times for Jews all over the…show more content…
People stop what they are doing when the 2 minute sirens come on to take time to remember, ““This annual day of commemoration is about the past, but also the future; it is about Jews but also all others who find themselves scapegoated and vilified solely because of who they are,” Guterres said” (“UN Marks Holocaust Memorial Day will Call For Vigilance Against Hatred”). People still believe that the whole world is still learning lessons from the holocaust. We are learning that you should never follow people out of fear and that you should never hide who you are. There wasn’t always documentation of what happened to people in concentration camps but, the ones we do know was have saved there names, “holocaust museums has collected over 4,700,000 names of people in the holocaust” (“Mercury News”). It is sad to think that over 17 million people died but we can only say for certain 4,700,000 names of them. That means that over 10 million people are unsure what happened to them. Also, of the many people that left after the war came to North America, “There are currently about 195,000 survivors in the holocaust survivors in the register. Mostly from the US and Canada“ (“US Holocaust Memorial Museum”). This shows how many people left after the war and stayed in what they hoped was a safe place to live and…show more content…
Israel became a country which, eventually became a safe haven for Jews and holocaust survivors, “With the establishment of the State of Israel in May 1948, Jewish displaced persons and refugees began streaming into the new sovereign state” (“The Aftermath of the Holocaust”). After being pushed out of many countries, the Jews and the Palestinians formed a country to welcome religions. Many people, mainly Jews went to Israel hoping for a safe place to practice religions. Israel wasn’t the only place Jews went for safety after World War II, “Other Jewish refugees in Europe emigrated as displaced persons or refugees to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, western Europe, Mexico, South America, and South Africa” (“United States Holocaust Memorial Museum”). Many people exited Europe after the war. They believed that they would be safer once they were far
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