The United Nations observed January 27th as International Holocaust Remembrance Day with ceremonies in New York and other countries around the world. It was the 7th observance of the day set aside by the UN General Assembly in 2005.www.cbn.com/cbnnews/insideisrael/2012/January/UN-Marks-Intl-Holocaust-Re…
January 27, 1945 was the day Soviet troops liberated the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland which put an unceremonious end to the Third Reich’s Final Solution for the Jews.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auschwitz_concentration_camp
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Knesset earlier in the week and asked the question if the world had learned its lessons from the Holocaust.
“Unfortunately, the answer is no,” Netanyahu sternly said.
The Israeli leader then went on to note that the international goal to prevent genocide and massacres in places as Sudan, Bosnia and Syria demonstrates problems still exist.
Netanyahu pointed out the call of the current Palestinian mufti who quoted the Koran’s call to “kill Jews wherever they may be” shows that hatred is still burning. The same message came from the Grand Mufti, Haj Amin el-Husseini, who corroborated with the Nazis and helped to support several SS Divisions of Arab volunteers during World War II.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Amin_al-Husayni
This same unabridged hatred for the Jews generated by the Grand Mufti Husseini still poisons the Arab leadership regarding Zionism and against the Jewish people today noted Netanyahu.
“’Never again’—it is not a slogan or nonsense,” Netanyahu added. “This is a day during which the leaders of the world should commit to not allowing another genocide to be carried out—-not a genocide of the Jewish people, nor the genocide of any other people”.
Meanwhile there is much work to do since the president of Iran and many Arab leaders are in denial that the Holocaust even took place. Egypt’s leader of the al-Waft party says the Holocaust never happened, called the diary of Anne Frank a fake, and said the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were “made in America”.http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2011/July/Top-Egyptian-Leader-Denies-Holocaust/
The gulf of what is propaganda and what is truth first needs to be bridged in order for competent dialogue to take place. It’s difficult to converse with someone who insists the moon is made of cheese.