January 27, 2023
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“Home and Belonging”
Courtesy, United Nations - Photo Credit: Yad Vashem Archives, Hall of Names
Eva Wachsmann (being held second from the left) was born in Kosice Mesto, in the former Czechoslovakia on 22 March 1930. Here she is pictured with her family at the family home. Eva was nine years old when the Second World War began. She did not survive the Holocaust. She was murdered by the Nazis in the Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi concentration and death camp.
Exploring how victims adjusted their ideas of “home” and “belonging” as they faced the violent, antisemitic onslaught during the Holocaust, and what “home” and “belonging” meant to survivors in the immediate post-war years will frame the outreach programme. In 1933, the Nazi Party took control of the government of Germany and put its ideology into practice, identifying who could claim Germany as home and who belonged. The process of definition and exclusion went beyond legislation and propaganda campaigns of disinformation and hate speech, to state-sanctioned acts of terror that destroyed people’s places of worship, livelihood and homes. The definition of who belonged and who did not, soon extended to all who fell within the expanding borders of the Nazi Reich and was reproduced by collaborator governments.
The Nazis and their racist collaborators rendered many millions homeless and stateless before and during the Second World War. We consider how those who sought refuge from 1933 negotiated the meaning of “home” and “belonging”. We consider those who survived by hiding and the impact of this experience on their sense of “home”. We will examine the ways in which survivors as displaced persons in displaced persons’ camps, and the children born in these camps, navigated the post-War world - a world in which the meaning of “home” and “belonging” had been challenged radically by the perpetrators of the Holocaust.
Holocaust remembrance and education that includes opportunities to develop a deeper appreciation of the victims and survivors and their agency, can inform our response to the plight of contemporary victims. Placing the victims and survivors in the centre of historical research, learning and remembrance illuminates the humanity of victims of atrocities today, and the impact of antisemitism fuelled by disinformation and the distortion of history. Focusing on the humanity of the victims prompts us to remember our humanity, and our responsibility to combat hate speech, combat antisemitism and prejudice - to do all we can to prevent genocide.
"The ATROCITIES of the HOLOCAUST will
never be forgotten! And the "FACTS"
will no longer be distorted!"
Ambassador Gilad Erdan, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations on Holocaust denial & Antisemitism during the
General Assembly: 55th plenary meeting, 76th session.
Video Courtesy, United Nations
THE HOLOCAUST HAPPENED!
watch. listen. learn.
The Horrific Shamefulness of AntiSemitism
in the form of
"Crimes Against Humanity"
has existed throughout
the World for many Centuries.
The Unsolved Death of
Prominent Jewish Lady
Licoricia of Winchester
Born early 13th Century- Died 1277
Described by historian Robert Stacey as 'the most important Jewish woman in medieval England'.
Courtesy, Jewish Telegraphic Agency / The Jewish Chronicle of London
Prince Charles of Wales will unveil the statue of
Licoricia of Winchester . . . The sculpture, outside the Discovery Centre
on Jewry Street, will then be blessed by the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, Ephraim Mirvis on Thursday February 10, 2022.
The Prince will meet a range of local people and children,
as well as representatives from the different faith
communities who have supported the
Licoricia project and leading figures
from Winchester and Hampshire.
Read more at:
The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme
Courtesy, United Nations
"Rejecting any denial of the Holocaust as a historical event, either in full or in part, the General Assembly adopted a resolution (A/RES/60/7) by consensus condemning "without reserve" all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or religious belief, whenever they occur.
The resolution declared that the United Nations would designate 27 January -- the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp -- as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, and urged Member States to develop educational programmes to instil the memory of the tragedy in future generations to prevent genocide from occurring again. It requested the United Nations Secretary-General to establish an outreach programme on the "Holocaust and the United Nations", as well as institute measures to mobilize civil society for Holocaust remembrance and education, in order to help prevent future acts of genocide.
In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 61/255 which also condemns any denial of the Holocaust and urges all Member States unreservedly to reject any denial of the Holocaust.
The Holocaust was a turning point in history, which prompted the world to say "never again". The significance of resolution A/RES/60/7 is that it calls for a remembrance of past crimes with an eye towards preventing them in the future."
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A Time to Remember and . . .
Courtesy, Wikimedia Commons - Author, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Courtesy of Muzej Revolucije Narodnosti Jugoslavije
Yugoslav women and children are gathered in a wooded area
during a deportation action - 1942
Holocaust Remembrance Day
The day that Auschwitz was
liberated, January 27, 1945
is now an
International Day of Commemoration
Courtesy, Library of Congress
The photograph above is a still shot from a film made by the Soviet Union in
February 1945 after Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated. The photo shows
two women in the foreground who are lying on the
brick stove down the center of the barrack,
as they huddle under blankets trying to keep warm.
Men, Women and Children
Young and Old Alike;
Slaughtered during the Nazi Holocaust:
Lawlessly killed Morning, Noon and
More than six-million Souls were
ripped apart in utter despair . . .
Before the eyes of Heaven and Earth:
Abominable! Unjust! Unfair!
Tyranny launched a most heinous
Monstrous crimes - even in the flesh -
against Humanity's Fathers, Sons,
Mothers and Daughters!
And all this took place -
In the 20th Century: a telling sign of
utter lawlessness and disgrace!
The World as a Whole shall
the Holocaust which brought much
darkness, sorrowful grief and great pain!
The World as a Whole make'th
clear and plain of Tyranny's horrors:
Courtesy, Photo Credit: USHMM - Source, http://www.scrapbookpages.com/auschwitzscrapbook/history/articles/Liberation.html
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See Also: "The Holocaust"
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